Money in the Asian American Culture

This episode is a must-listen for anyone who is interested in Asian American culture, and how money plays into their cultural background. Phuong Luong does a fantastic job of offering both her personal experiences, getting vulnerable in her conversation, and providing well-researched information about the Asian American culture as a whole.

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Understanding the Intersection of Money & Culture

In this episode, Saundra Davis is going to help us understand how to get to the need under the need - because it’s never just about the money. Working with clients on their personal finances can be challenging, and it will be even more challenging if we don’t look to approach our diverse client base with curiosity, openness, and the ultimate goal of helping them find their best financial life.

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Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Do Good in the World

Everette Taylor has started, or been part-owner of, eight different companies in his career. Through his work, he focuses on marketing, social media, events, and more. However, he also uses his brands under ET Enterprises to contribute work toward causes he’s passionate about. This episode is inspirational for anyone who is looking to explore personal growth. Everette is an incredible testament to the incredible things that hard work, mental health care, and focusing on doing good in the world can do.

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S02 EP07: Becoming Intentional on the Road to Allyship

Lazetta Rainey Braxton, CFP®,  and Kathleen Burns Kingsbury have a beautiful conversation in this episode on how to have honest conversations, make space for one another personally and professionally, and how to start conversations that make you uncomfortable - because, even if they’re uncomfortable, they’re always necessary if we want to make progress.

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S02 EP06: LGBTQ Inclusion in the Financial Planning Profession

Both Thompson, CFP®, and David Rae, CFP®, AIF™, are working to start conversations around LGBTQ financial concerns in the financial planning profession. In this episode, they’re diving in to how all planners can better serve the LGBTQ niche, support their fellow LGBTQ advisors, and approach conversations about LGBTQ inclusivity as an ally.

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S02 EP05: Using Your Privilege as a White Woman

How do you spend your privilege?

It’s a tough question to answer - and in this episode, Sonya Dreizler and Arlene Moss tackle it. As two white women, Sonya and Arlene have dedicated themselves to supporting diversity and inclusion conversations in the financial planning profession and beyond.

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S02 EP01: Exploring the Practice of Dynamic Allyship

When we started releasing episodes for the first season of 2050 TrailBlazers, we were overwhelmed with how many people with privileged identities reached out to us asking about how they could start being an ally, or how they could become a better ally. So many conversations started with, “I’m here, I’m listening, and I want to help.” That’s why, this season, we’re taking some time to focus on allyship.

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S01 EP09: How to Build an Inclusive Hiring Process in the Financial Planning World

S01 EP09: How to Build an Inclusive Hiring Process in the Financial Planning World

Season One’s final episode of 2050 TrailBlazers was so good we had to break it into a Part 2! HR pro, Katie Augsburger, is breaking open the hiring process dilemma. She’s empowering all of us in the financial planning profession to tap top talent, retain them, and find authentic ways to increase and diversify your network.

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S01 EP08: How Employers Can Break the Mold, Promote Inclusion and Retain Women & People of Color in the Financial Planning Profession

S01 EP08: How Employers Can Break the Mold, Promote Inclusion and Retain Women & People of Color in the Financial Planning Profession

In this episode of 2050 TrailBlazers, we’re giving you the tools YOU need to implement inclusion and diversity initiatives in YOUR organization. We’re reviewing a wide range of topics we’ve covered so far this season, and how you can start to move the needle, make a change, and blaze trails of your own.

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S01 EP06: How To Have Honest Conversations Around Inclusion When Diversity Becomes A Catch All Term

S01 EP06: How To Have Honest Conversations Around Inclusion When Diversity Becomes A Catch All Term

Phuong Luong believes that “diversity” is a catch-all word. She’s not wrong. Diversity movements tend to blanket the advancement of minority genders, ethnicities, and promote all forms of inclusion. If we’re going to move the needle forward and actually make an impact, we have to get comfortable with uncomfortable conversations and situations.

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S01 EP03: The Journey Behind Establishing a CFP Board Program

S01 EP03: The Journey Behind Establishing a CFP Board Program

If all of us are equally rich with the same 24 hours in a day, Nandita Das certainly is inspiring with how she uses hers to better herself, this industry, and the lives of her students. She has recently established the CFP program at Delaware State University, and founded her own financial planning firm.

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