Founder, CEO, Executive Producer
Stacey Tisdale, a more than 20-year veteran TV broadcast financial journalist, and financial behavior expert, is one of the first women, and the first African-American to report from the New York Stock Exchange, in her role as a reporter/anchor for Dow Jones’ Emmy Award winning, Wall Street Journal Television.
She then went on to become one of the first on-air reporters for CBS MarketWatch and business/personal finance correspondent for CBS News, The Early Show, CBS Evening News, and CBS Radio.
Shelley Lewis has been a media executive for more than 30 years and was a trailblazer for women in radio and television. She was the youngest network news director when named News Director of The Source, NBC radio’s young adult network. Lewis was a reporter, film critic, and sports commentator during her radio career at NBC. She was the first woman to executive produce a daily network television news program (NBC News at Sunrise). She also executive produced the prime time program, Real Life with Jane Pauley.
Co-Host, Wealth Wednesdays
Angela Yee was born and raised in Brooklyn, where she spent the majority of her free time writing short, fictional stories and reading every novel she could get her hands on. She attended Poly Prep HS in Brooklyn, and then Wesleyan University where she graduated with a BA in English.
After college, she utilized the relationships she secured through various internships at MTV, TVT Records and Wu-Tang Management to become assistant to the CEO of Wu-Tang Corporation. Angela gained valuable experience dealing with multiple labels, artists, lawyers, accountants, and organizing special events.
Marlon Evans – Nex Cubed
Marlon’s professional career spans higher education, foundations, Fortune 500s, and startups. The driving force behind all of his career choices has been a desire to create positive social impact. In 2018, Marlon was named CEO of Nex Cubed, an investor that creates and accelerates frontier tech companies with an emphasis on digital health and fintech. Nex Cubed empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market, helps rising companies scale, and provides paths to liquidity – the power of three. To date, the Nex Cubed portfolio consisting of over 70 companies has an aggregate value of $450M and over 50% of the startups are led by female and minority founders.
Floor Wesseling received his Bachelor of Arts at its Gerrit Rietveld Academy. It was there that he found his interest in graphic design, painting, silk-screen printing and became a silk-screen assistant. Immediately after graduating Floor has been working as an independent graphic designer within the areas of advertising, cultural promotion, political events and the arts. Floor worked in particular for promotional assignments, creating conceptual design solutions for events and making identities for small and larger corporations. Next to his design practice Floor often initiated independent projects and exhibits work internationally.
Diversity & Inclusion
Corporate Culture Consultant
Jackie Glenn is the founder and CEO of GLENN DIVERSITY Inclusion & HR Solutions. She began her career in the year 2000 when she joined the human resources department of EMC Corporation, a Fortune 500 company in the technology sector.
The experience of working in HR proved to be Jackie’s “aha” moment. She immediately saw that her life’s journey could help EMC and others to create corporate cultures that reflect the diverse world they are aiming to serve.
Director, Social Media
Paris Guy is the founder of Adison Ark, a marketing and management consultancy representing brands and talent in the entertainment, finance, and non profit industries.
With over 10 years of experience in branding and marketing, Paris manages top tier clients across various sectors. Adison Ark’s expertise includes digital platform management, brand partnerships, and live event production for brands and influencers. Clients include Google, The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, Rebecca Minkoff, Miss Jessie’s, iOne Digital, Stock X, Bumble and Facebook.
Paris is a Washington D.C. native currently residing in the Bronx, New York.
Segment ProducerJoanna Breen is an accomplished journalist and storyteller with a wide array of experience. At ABC News, she produced everything from breaking news to magazine and documentary programming, earning several of the industry’s most prestigious awards along the way. Ms. Breen made the leap to digital media in 2006 as an entrepreneur and co-founder of Howdini, a video site focused on instructional content. In 2011, was named a Vice President at Everyday Health, where she led the successful launch of original video programming on the company’s consumer websites. In 2013, Breen joined the gig economy where she provides consulting, event, and production services for clients like MindMoneyMedia.
Carolyn M. Brown
Carolyn M. Brown is an award-winning investigative journalist, editor, author, playwright, multimedia content producer and an entrepreneur. Her career spans 20 plus years developing content across a portfolio of platforms, including print, digital media, broadcast, theater arts, and custom events.
She has authored countless magazine cover stories throughout her tenure in publishing. Credits include Inc., Essence, Diversity Woman, and Inclusion magazine.
She penned the nonfiction books Nobody’s Business But Your Own: A Business Start-Up Guide With Advice From Today’s Most Successful Young Entrepreneurs and The Millionaires Club: How To Start & Run Your Own Investment Club—And Make Your Money Grow. She also co-authored the career book Climb: Taking Every Step With Conviction, Courage and Calculated Risk To Achieve A Thriving Career And A Successful Life, which received an African American Literary Award, Self-Help Category, Non-Fiction.
She is the founder of True Colors Project LLC (TCP), a social enterprise that is dedicated to developing impactful artistic works by innovative storytellers, fostering cultural exchange, and engaging in dialogue with widely diverse audiences on social, political, and human issues. TCP strives to create a more inclusive arts scene for artists of all disciplines.
Director, Partnership Strategist
Jonathan brings over a decade of experience working with nonprofits, start ups, and small businesses to the table. In his work with the nonprofit sector, he specifically supported nonprofits by leveraging major gifts for programs and capital campaigns. Through this work, he has formed collaborations with nonprofits and community organizations throughout the United States and Latin America. He has worked alongside municipal, nonprofit, and for profit partners to identify strategic ways to collaborate and form partnerships with foundation, corporate and public funding agencies. He has also worked closely with city and county school districts, parks, and public works departments in the United States to provide fundraising, grant management and program design support to help bring millions of dollars to multi-year initiatives.
Through his work with start-ups and small businesses, he is able to creatively find solutions that lead to an average revenue of $1,000,000 yearly. This includes building pipelines and prospecting tools to ensure sales growth and new business opportunities. Jonathan holds a Master’s in Business Administration in Marketing & Nonprofit Management from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Queens University. He currently serves on the Board of Play: ground NYC a New York City based placemaking nonprofit organization and Despierta CLT a nonprofit supporting undocumented women and children in North Carolina.