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Hosted by Michelle McKinnon and Jennifer Angell

Straight Money Talk

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 Michelle

Michelle McKinnon, CFP® co-host of the Smart Women Invest podcast. She 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 regularly seen on Fox Business and volunteers at Savvy Ladies, which is a free financial helpline that aims to improve the financial wellbeing of all 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)


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 […]
January 31, 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 tweet) […]
January 24, 2018

You Had Us at Merlot: Personal Branding & Investment | Amanda McCrossin

“The only way anyone is going to take you seriously is if you take yourself seriously and invest in yourself.” –  Amanda McCrossin (click to tweet) Social media is the […]
January 17, 2018

Empowering Solo Moms | Marika Lindholm

“I thought, ‘If I can ever make this easier for someone, I’m going to do it.’ Because that’s what we sociologists do.” – Marika Lindholm (click to tweet) Imagine being […]
January 10, 2018

Business Psyche: Channeling Childhood Adversity to Success in the Boardroom | Dr. Jude Miller Burke

“We put great effort into denying our reality of what we experienced as kids.” – Dr. Jude Miller Burke (click to tweet) We cannot control our upbringing. But we can […]
January 3, 2018

Evolution, Choice & Change with Randi Levin

“A good coach is not someone who gives you what you want. A good coach is someone who asks you questions.” – Randi Levin (click to tweet) It’s that time […]
December 27, 2017

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 […]
December 20, 2017

Money, Sex, & Taboos.. Oh My! | Christine Long, Founder & CEO, What’s In Your Box?

 “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 […]
March 9, 2017

Finding Work-Life Balance with Carrie Kerpen

[ad_1] Carrie Kerpen of Likeable Media is this episode’s special guest. Carrie is the CEO an cofounder of Likeable Media, and the author of the upcoming book “Work It: Stories […]
December 6, 2017

What Every Woman Should Know About Insurance, with Erin Ardleigh

This week we take a look at what every woman should know about insurance, with special guest Erin Ardleigh. Erin is the founder and president of Dynama Insurance, an independent […]
December 6, 2017

The Self-Made Woman, With Ronne Brown

Happy Holidays from $mart Women. As our present to you, meet Ronne Brown, wife, mother, coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur and overcomer. Her’s is a rags-to-riches story not to be missed. […]
December 6, 2017

The Importance of Self-Reliance, With Ara Galarza

This week $mart Women is eager to learn from Ara Galarza – Cheif Executive Officer at Eat In Chef. During the interview, host Michelle McKinnon and Ara discuss the truths behind “you are what […]
December 11, 2017

Women In The Workforce, It’s Not Martyrdom

$mart Women is excited to welcome back to the program leadership coach Whitney Siavelis. Whitney and host Michelle McKinnon tackle the notion of what it takes to be a successful woman in the workforce AND […]