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Meet the hosts, Michelle McKinnnon (left) and Jennfer Angell (right). $mart Women Invest is an NYC based Podcast & Alliance of female millennial Financial Advisors, financially educating women of all ages to close the gender money gap. $mart Women is aimed at keeping women informed, empowered and educated. Michelle & Jen speak to women of all ages and backgrounds, learn from them and celebrate their successes as fellow $mart Women!


About Jen

Jennifer Angell, co-host of $mart Women Invest is a Financial Advisor at Payne Capital and Director of Operations. She graduated from the University of Miami, receiving her bachelor’s degree in international finance and marketing. Prior to joining Payne Capital, Jennifer worked with the investment team on the trading floor of a top 50 hedge fund. She is also a level 2 CFA candidate and member of NYSSA (New York Society of Security Analysts)

About Michelle

Michelle McKinnon, CFP® co-host of the $mart Women Invest podcast, is a Senior Financial Advisor at Payne Capital Management. Michelle was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s of arts degree. She is a member of the New York Junior League and volunteers at Savvy Ladies, which is a free financial helpline that aims to improve the financial wellbeing of all women.


October 17, 2018

Making Sense of Your 401(k)

“Don’t be guilt-tripped into maxing out your 401(k).” – Smart Women Invest (click to tweet) Saving money is easier said than done. And saving smartly is even more difficult. When […]
October 10, 2018


“Be brave for other women. You do you and it will help all of us in the long-run.” – Smart Women Invest (click to tweet) Couple time should be couple […]
August 8, 2018

Connecting the Dots | Sarah Boyd

 Don’t miss the finale of Season 2 as Sarah Boyd, Founder of SIMPLY and President of NYLON West Coast Operations joins us. This week our smart women dive into […]
August 1, 2018

Transforming Maternity | Melissa Birge

 “I think there’s a big cultural shift that has to happen. And it has to start somewhere.” – Melissa Birge (click to tweet) Studies show the gender wage gap […]
June 27, 2018

Passion Drives Participation: The End of Static Consumption | Amanda Patterson

 “Have an objective when you go to events or enter a community. Know that you will have to offer reciprocity to feed those relationships.” –  Amanda Patterson (click to […]
June 20, 2018

How To Launch Your Business | Jean Kristensen, MWBE Success

“We (females) are opening more businesses than our male counterparts, but we’re not growing them as fast. There’s many advantages to being a female business owner, but we all need […]
June 13, 2018

Investing in Your Style | Alexandra Suzanne Greenawalt

My number one branding word was ‘approachable.’” – Alexandra Greenawalt (click to tweet) Style isn’t something that comes easy. Our office dress code sets guidelines that if we follow too […]
May 23, 2018

Money, Sex, & Taboos.. Oh My! | Christine Long

 “If you are a career-oriented woman, that doesn’t mean you have nothing better to do. People say: “Well maybe if you had a boyfriend, you’d work less.” No. The […]
May 23, 2018

Women In The Workforce, It’s Not Martyrdom | Whitney Siavelis

“There’s baby steps and there’s community. Take the baby steps but also working with other’s, helping the other women in our community to step up.” – Whitney Siavelis (click to […]
May 2, 2018

Creating Your Future | Bailey Braun

 “How do you learn? You import the ideas and then you export the technology.” – Bailey Braun (click to tweet) You can’t predict the future, but you can certainly […]
April 25, 2018

Bridging the Generation Gap | Alison Cacella

“Right now, in the workplace, there’s three different generations. We have the baby boomers, the Gen Xers, and the millennials.” – Alison Cacella (click to tweet) Bridging the age divide […]
April 18, 2018

The Age of Brand Transparency | Natasha Case

“Information is out there. It’s easy to access. We understand more about food systems now, so there’s an expectation on brands to make those changes.” – Natasha Case (click to […]
April 4, 2018

Learning To Ask | Minda Harts

“When you’re a woman of color, your ‘lean-in’ looks a little different because you’re up against a lot more barriers.” – Minda Harts (click to tweet) We’re trained to be […]
March 28, 2018

Decoding Bitcoin | Margaux Avedisian

“Even though people start these blockchain companies, they aren’t in control because it’s peer-to-peer. They’ve cut out the middleman.” – Margaux Avedisian (click to tweet) You either understand Bitcoin or […]
March 14, 2018

Entrepreneurs that Inspire | Vanessa Liu

“Having the investor hat on allows me to have perspective on what’s working, what’s getting traction, and what ideas are having an incredible product market fit.” – Vanessa Liu (click […]
March 7, 2018

Find Mates, Not Dates | Bonnie Winston

“Don’t learn everything about them before the first date. You’ll have a whole thing built up in your head, it won’t work out, and then you’ll be depressed. Talk for […]
February 28, 2018

Creating Robust Solutions| Rachel Trobman

“I decided to turn my attention to something personal. I spent a lot of my childhood in and out of doctors’ offices. I wanted to build something that would be […]
February 21, 2018

Devastation Into Inspiration | Loren Brill

“I didn’t create these recipes because I wanted a company. I created these recipes because I believed food should be healthy, wholesome, and delicious.” – Loren Brill (click to tweet) […]
February 14, 2018

Breaking the Cycle | Ana Laura Araya

“We are getting people to understand the value of a girl in power. If she has good self-esteem, she can change everything and break the cycle of poverty.” – Ana […]
February 7, 2018

Saving Cents | Shang Saavedra

“My mission is to make money less of a taboo subject and change as many lives as I can.” –  Shang Saavedra (click to tweet) We make money to spend […]