2020 has been a difficult test for Americans of every age, punctuated by a global health crisis, a fragile economy, social injustice, wildfires and hurricanes.
Some have lost jobs; others have lost loved ones. Many more are worried about the future and when any semblance of normal life might resume.
To address this uncertain landscape, Cashay is joining forces with MAKERS, BUILT BY GIRLS, HuffPost and Yahoo — all Verizon Media brands — for a live-streamed town hall event on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. EDT to help you build confidence during this incredibly unpredictable time.
We have selected panelists who can help us navigate our personal lives, finances, businesses, and life purpose. We’ll also hear from real people facing this pandemic head-on and uncover how together we can persevere and bounce back.
There will be a panel focusing on activism, moderated by Ja’Nay Hawkins, head of partnership development and diversity, equity, and inclusion programming at MAKERS. The panelists include:
Ronan Dunne: He is a Counsellor for the One Young World charity that brings together young leaders from around the world and empowers them to make lasting connections to create positive change. He is also the executive vice president and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group.
Michelle Kim: An entrepreneur, writer, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) thought leader who believes in creating compassionate space for uncomfortable conversations that go beyond just “checking the box.” She is the CEO of Awaken, a leading provider of interactive DEI workshops.
Mitzy Gutierrez: Born in Mexico and arrived in the U.S. when she was 1, Gutierrez is a DREAMer and part of the DACA program for two years. She wishes to share her immigration story and hopefully persuade voters to make the right decisions about our future and our country.
Alexandria Villasenior: A youth climate activist, she’s part of the EARTH FOCUS series, the longest running environmental news program on U.S. television. The new season debuts Sept. 8th and is avail. nationwide. She’s also helping the Biden campaign.
Another panel will be a conversation about leadership in an age of uncertainty with Ronan Dunne.
Last — but not least — a third panel will focus on finances and moderated by Casey Bond, HuffPost's Money, Home & Living reporter and a Certified Personal Finance Counselor. The panelists include:
Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche: America's favorite personal financial educator (thebudgetnista.com). Through her Live Richer Movement, she's helped over 1 million women save, manage, and pay off millions of dollars.
Allison Arevalo: A restaurateur, chef, and food writer, she is the founder/owner of Pasta Louise in Brooklyn, and before that she co-founded Homeroom mac + cheese in Oakland, California. Allison is the author of “The Pasta Friday Cookbook” and “The Mac and Cheese” cookbook.
Erika Rasure, Ph.D.: A certified financial therapist and an assistant professor of business and financial services at Maryville University, she has 13 years of experience in business and financial services includes roles in consulting, financial education, and as a startup founder.
Join us by registering now for the webinar here. It’s free! By registering, you have the opportunity to pose questions to our panelists directly and include your voice in this conversation.
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