Carolyn Leonard’s Interview with Silvia Davi on Equities.com

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The following is an excerpt from Equities.com: When it comes to gender equality, few playing fields are as notoriously imbalanced than the personal finance industry. While there has been some encouraging progress made and better recognition of the issue in recent years, dispelling the misconception that men are just somehow innately better at understanding and managing money than women is …

Money Talks: Exploring Women’s Relationship with Money – Featuring: Jennifer Smith Tapp

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At DyMynd we focus on a woman’s relationship with money to break down the barrier for financial empowerment. Money has culturally been a taboo subject and we have found that women are told not to talk about it in public. This leads women to feel uncomfortable about their finances and uneasy to share their stories and experiences.   This year …

Money Talks: Exploring Women’s Relationship with Money – Featuring: Diana Peters

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At DyMynd we focus on a woman’s relationship with money to break down the barrier for financial empowerment. Money has culturally been a taboo subject and we have found that women are told not to talk about it in public. This leads women to feel uncomfortable about their finances and uneasy to share their stories and experiences.   This year …

Money Talks: Exploring Women’s Relationship with Money – Featuring: Raheela Anwar

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At DyMynd we focus on a woman’s relationship with money to break down the barrier for financial empowerment. Money has culturally been a taboo subject and we have found that women are told not to talk about it in public. This leads women to feel uncomfortable about their finances and uneasy to share their stories and experiences.   This year …

Money Talks: Exploring Women’s Relationship with Money – Featuring: Ann Linton

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At DyMynd we focus on a woman’s relationship with money to break down the barrier for financial empowerment. Money has culturally been a taboo subject and we have found that women are told not to talk about it in public. This leads women to feel uncomfortable about their finances and uneasy to share their stories and experiences.   This year …

Money Talks: Exploring Women’s Relationship with Money – Featuring: Monika Black

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At DyMynd we focus on a woman’s relationship with money to break down the barrier for financial empowerment. Money has culturally been a taboo subject and we have found that women are told not to talk about it in public. This leads women to feel uncomfortable about their finances and uneasy to share their stories and experiences.   This year …

Money Talks: Exploring Women’s Relationship with Money – Featuring: Mary Lou Giustini

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At DyMynd we focus on a woman’s relationship with money to break down the barrier for financial empowerment. Money has culturally been a taboo subject and we have found that women are told not to talk about it in public. This leads women to feel uncomfortable about their finances and uneasy to share their stories and experiences.   This year …

I Am My Own CFO

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As women, we are slow to own the fact that each one of us is a Chief Family Officer and a Chief Financial Officer. We are reluctant to give ourselves credit for all we do and our accomplishments. In fact, Viola Davis after winning her Oscar this past Sunday said “I suffer from the Imposter Syndrome.” She went on to …

Money Talks: Exploring Women’s Relationship with Money – Featuring: Erika Gilchrist

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At DyMynd we focus on a woman’s relationship with money to break down the barrier for financial empowerment. Money has culturally been a taboo subject and we have found that women are told not to talk about it in public. This leads women to feel uncomfortable about their finances and uneasy to share their stories and experiences.   This year …

Make a Good Impression in 7 Seconds – Now on TheGlasshammer.com

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TheGlasshammer.com recently published an article I wrote on the value of networking titled, It Takes Seven Seconds to Make a Good Impression. I think women have an abundant list of excuses for not actively networking. We must get over it. A strong network provides a group of people who have your best interests at heart, will give you their best …

Developing Financial Grit

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My first experiences with money are like a filmstrip of memories. I remember walking to the car after one of my many shopping sprees at Old Orchard mall with my mom and her saying, “Well, you are done for awhile.” She was referring to the various jeans and shirts we bought at Nordstrom that I didn’t need. I also remember …

Use These 5 Tips to Help Spring Clean Your Finances.

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Some of the clutter and chaos in our lives we don’t have control of but, we can de-clutter our financial lives. You know how good you feel after a good spring-cleaning of your closet when everything is thrown out, donated or organized?  We have five tips to help spring clean your finances. Spending Plan – If you are like me …

My Experience Finding a Financial Advisor

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Working for a company like DyMynd, that helps financial institutions attract and retain female clients, I had read and written about the experiences women have when looking for a financial advisor (FA).  I am familiar with the notion that women don’t feel they are seen as individuals when speaking with FAs, they don’t believe their specific needs or opinions are taken into consideration …

Ms. Maximizer: DyMynd’s Chief Strategy Officer Pioneers DePaul’s Alumna Profile

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We know she is amazing; it’s nice that her alma mater is also recognizing the fearless tenacity, optimism and hard work behind DyMynd’s Chief Strategy Officer, Monika Black. Starting with ambitions to be a pre-med student at the University of Michigan to achievements as a four-time All-American athlete and co-Founder of TandemSpring, where she helps organizations and their employees leverage their …

2017 Goals: Do you believe in the person you want to become?

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“I believe in the person I want to become.” I love that quote because it gives me the motivation to remember to be my best self. The positivity of wanting to become more resonates with me as opposed to beating myself up for my short comings. I can always think of things I should have done differently. As the New …

DyMynd Launches Smart Women Rock Money Workshop

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DyMynd’s workshop reveals 74% of female participants believe they will be primary decision maker regarding future finances. CHICAGO, October 14, 2016 – DyMynd, an innovative financial empowerment firm that provides tools and resources to help individuals and organizations gain a better understand of their emotional relationship with money and the key factors that drive financial decisions, partnered with Bryn Mawr …

A Trailblazer In Finance

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“Diversity does go to the bottom line: all diversity – racial, gender, sexuality. If you’re looking to invest in companies that will outperform their peers, look for diversity and depth of experience in the C-suite and the board of directors.” Click Here to read the full article

First, Be Your Own Sweetheart

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The first step in understanding your relationship with money is YOU!                   With an informed understanding of your relationship with money you can: 1) Measure your value and worth in the job market 2) Implement an Action Plan to invest in, or boost, a 401(k) 3) Consider whether a pre-nuptial agreement is …

Demystifying The “F” In CFO

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DyMynd, together with FW:Chicago have claimed 2016 as the year that women will conquer the financial frontier! Women have learned to talk about Sex and Politics. It is time that we talk about that dirty five letter word, MONEY! Let’s not be on the outside anymore. It is time to be a part of the “in crowd.” Women must become informed …

Diversity comes to investing, at long last

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Diversity is coming to investing. It just won’t be in the way that Finance currently thinks about it. For women and millennials, increasing dissatisfaction with the existing engagement model will accelerate the rise of roboadvisors. Roboadvisors are part of the on-demand economy that is defining a new standard for consumer experience. After all, a roboadvisor doesn’t get impatient when you …

Join DyMynd and The YWCA For Money Smart Week

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YWCA‘s Future Leaders Council is proud to be a partnering organization for Money Smart Week. On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the YWCA will host a Money Smart edition of our Empowerment Evening series, designed to help attendees explore their own relationship with money and create a plan for economic sustainability. The O’Leary Effect: Harnessing the Economic Impact of One Woman This interactive …

The DyMynd Moxie

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Check out what DyMynd has to say in Moxie Lady!     “Men may have historically been the breadwinners and money managers in their families, but no more. Women are in the driver’s seat today and they’re ready to engage. Unfortunately, the still male dominated financial industry hasn’t caught on, and the boys are missing an enormous opportunity because they don’t know how to talk …

What Women Want in Finance: A Better Experience with Advisers, Institutions

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DyMynd™ cracks the code on the level of engagement high net-worth women crave but aren’t getting More high net-worth women are opting out of traditional adviser relationships because they don’t like the way they are treated by financial institutions and advisers, according to a new study by DyMynd™. To crack the code on women and finance, DyMynd™ conducted a year-long …

The “Bag Lady” Inside Many Women Is Real

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There is a woman right now, somewhere in Chicago, who is in constant fear over her future financial security. She is concerned that she won’t be able to pay for her kids education, handle a medical catastrophe, and feels that she is likely to outlive her money. She is terrified that, before she knows it, she’ll be living in a …

It’s Time For A Change

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We are in the middle of a major shift in the world of finance, and the writing is fairly plain on the wall.  It wasn’t long ago, before technology indelibly changed the way trading is done, that as an investor your choice of investment firm had direct consequences on your portfolio’s performance.  It was during these times that firms like …

Want to Connect with Someone? Start By Being Human.

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A recent study by Relative Solutions LLC states “Women want more engagement, more collaboration and have a broader view of what they want from their resources than their male counterparts”. Women tend to build relationships across a table, meeting for coffee or lunch. Women are very comfortable with direct engagements, sharing the day-to-day events of their lives. Men, on the …

The DyMynd Solution

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At DyMynd, we work every day to Crack the Code on Women and Finance.  However, the challenge with cracking the code on women and finance is that, at its core, it is a multi-systemic problem.  Moreover, even though the multi-systemic nature of the problem is clear (i.e. society is patriarchal, finance is male-dominated, institutions are often culturally exclusive, sexist practices …

“MONEY” Isn’t a Dirty 4 Letter Word

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There is a problem in our society and how women relate to money. It’s a problem that goes back a long time, but it is solvable. Society has traditionally taught women that there are social taboos that you simply do not talk about; politics, religion, and money, to name a few. Specifically to money, the business of money was considered …

DyMynd Roundtable For Leading Chicago Women

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Today, DyMynd Launched the 2014 Roundtable series to capture the voice of Chicago’s leading women and their experiences in Finance. We have heard from women that Finance has it wrong and that the “pink it and shrink” approaches are not sufficient enough to drive real engagement. We want to provide an opportunity for women to have real conversations about their …

UK Banks Propose Personality Testing

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With all of the issues UK banks are dealing with, most notably the LIBOR issues from this past summer, it stands to reason that new ways of doing business can’t be far off.  We were delighted to see, in this case, HSBC® take a proactive approach and suggest using tools like DyMynd to help address some of the deeper-rooted issues …

The many ways DyMynd helps firms

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One of the hardest questions for us to answer here at DyMynd is “exactly how does DyMynd help?”  Our response is usually something along the lines of, “Where do we begin?!”  DyMynd has countless benefits and applications to firms that inherently struggle to know their clients better and then to capture and retain that information, let alone act against it. …