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Building Your Financial Confidence: Money Match Your Power

October 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Many women, especially Black women, experience considerable anxiety and overwhelm when it comes to their finances.

Are you confident about your financial future? If your answer is not an affirmative “YES”, you are not alone, and this workshop is for you. Many women, especially Black women, experience considerable anxiety and overwhelm when it comes to their finances. These feelings too often prevent us from preparing adequately for our futures and the futures of our families.

In this session, financial advisors Ruby Wesley and Deidra Willis will introduce the importance of an intentional and integrated approach to your finances (Save, Spend, Grow, Protect, and Give), with the goal of ensuring that your financial stability matches your “power.”

Ruby & Deidra will discuss common challenges women face when it comes financial planning and provide guidance for overcoming them.

Please join us for this THRIVVE workshop featuring financial advisors Ruby Wesley and Deidra Willis.

Who are we?

Ruby Wesley is a Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual. She graduated from Rutgers University in NJ where she majored in Economics. She started her career in financial reporting and later went on to launch an award-winning dessert business. Her entrepreneurial journey resulted in several accolades including Entrepreneur of the Year by the SBDC. Combining this dual lens of experience, she brought her finance background and business acumen to Northwestern Mutual, understanding that helping people build brighter futures, starts by building strong relationships. Ruby holds several financial licenses and certifications, and she speaks on a wide variety of financial topics, particularly for women.

Deidra Willis, CFP®, CLU® is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Financial Advisor affiliated with Northwestern Mutual. Deidra started her financial services practice in 2012. Prior to Northwestern Mutual, Deidra began her professional career with International Paper and achieved success in her roles as Financial Analyst, Internal Auditor, and Business Development Manager. With her true passion of financial literacy and appetite to equip others in building wealth never escaping, Deidra decided to return to her finance roots and exit Corporate America in 2012. Today, her practice is in constant growth mode. Deidra values working with professionals on the move, business owners, executives, and physicians who find value in the strategic comprehensive planning she provides. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.A. in Banking and Finance. Deidra was awarded with the 2021 Charlotte Business Journal Women in Business award and the Career Mastered Emerging Leader Award.

Asila Calhoun is a certified coach whose coaching business, Calhoun Coaching & Consulting, focuses on partnering with new leaders through executives from a variety of professional backgrounds who are ready for change. Asila facilitates this change during one-on-one and group coaching sessions with her clients and through her consulting services of delivering leadership training, team facilitation, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging coaching, consulting and training.

Asila has a direct yet supportive style that facilitates self-discovery and growth in her clients. Asila is recognized as a coach and facilitator who deeply listens to what her clients say – and do not say, inquiring about what she’s sensing while offering a different perspective.

Asila earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and she holds PHR and SHRM-CP HR certifications. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and a Certified Inclusion Coach (CIC). Asila is also a certified meditation teacher.

Joelle LaGuerre is a certified HR professional – a consultant and coach with a passion for positive psychology. A trainer and facilitator by trade, she is a dynamic presenter with an evident enthusiasm for both individual and organizational growth.

Through her company PRO-YOU, Joelle works with coaching clients to focus on self-awareness and exploration as the foundation for meaningful career and leadership development. An equally passionate consultant, she seeks to help organizations develop strategies that promote optimal individual and team performance.

Joelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology from Oakwood University as well as a graduate certificate in leadership development from George Washington University. She is a certified professional in talent development (CPTD) and she is a Associate Certified Coach (ACC).