WINNING PLAY$ FORUM EMPOWERS BLACK WOMEN THROUGH FINANCIAL LITERACY
June 2017: New York, NY: At the Paley Center in New York City some of the most influential women in America came together to share stories, history, insights, experiences, and ideas to empower women of color through financial literacy at a forum aptly entitled: Winning Play$: Black Women, Feminism & Empowerment.
The forum was hosted by award-winning financial journalist and author, and founder of Winning Way$ financial empowerment program Stacey Tisdale.
Ms. Tisdale brought together panelists who have transcended barriers in the feminist movement including; iconic activist and author Gloria Steinem, award winning journalist and producer Carol Jenkins, Grace Global Capital LLC Founder and Managing Director Grace Vandecruze, radio personality Angela Yee, and President and Founder of Your Greatest Contribution for Millennials Rianka Dorsainvil.
CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Special guests included Susan Taylor, former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, and founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement campaign aimed at empowering women and children of color.
The event launched a national social media campaign in which Tisdale’s financial education program Winning Play$ will reach out to youth and communities around the country to empower them with financial skills and knowledge, building on the evening’s flexions of how black women have empowered themselves.
Created by financial journalist and author Stacey Tisdale, and winner of the U.S. Department of Education’s Excellence in Economic Education award in 2010, Winning Play$ is a behavior-based financial literacy program that helps students develop healthy attitudes and behaviors around money.
Winning Play$ also honored former New York Giants star Justin Tuck and his wife Lauran with a Game Changers Award for their continuing efforts to empower underserved youth in the New York area and Justin’s home state of Alabama through reading and education with their R.U.S.H for Literacy Foundation – which has distributed thousands of books to students since 2008.