It’s never a bad time to learn how to get your coins in order. On Thursday, four business leaders shared nuggets of wisdom on how to strengthen your financial standing and the importance of financial literacy. As we continue to commemorate Women’s History Month with EBONY’s Women Up Live series, our CEO Michele Ghee set the tone by opening up with the phrase “We are undefeated and we are standing strong.” This panel, entitled “In The Black: Gaining Financial Freedom” addressed issues ranging empowerment to strategy.
The dynamic conversation was moderated by Lynn Richardson and comprised of panelists Miriam Vales, Kelli Saulney and Sybil Amuti.
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Miriam Vales is the Chief Financial Officer of Baccarat, the French luxury brand and dropped her extensive knowledge base to the table while sharing her challenges and triumphs in Corporate America.
Kelli Saulny is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Camelback Ventures, an organization that aims to address the inequities of education and social innovation facing people of color, especially women of color by providing coaching, capital, and connections through fellowship.
Sybil Amuti is an executive brand strategist, philanthropist and the founder of The Great Girlfriend, a podcast with an emphasis on community that promotes friendship and leveling up through empowerment.
Lynn Richardson is a financial expert who shared her rule of thumb for filing taxes and getting right this tax season for those who may be unsure who to navigate while in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Savannah M. Taylor is a native of Springfield, MA, and a graduate of Syracuse University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies with a minor in Communication & Rhetorical Studies. Some of her many passions include storytelling through various mediums and bringing awareness to Black history and culture through the advocacy of the Black diasporic community. These passions led her to start her own initiative called The Silhouette Brand, a platform to provide access to resources, opportunity, and exposure for people across the African diaspora.