Episode 89

Published on:

29th Mar 2021

Empowering Women to be in Finance with Shana Sissel

No one should ever discourage someone from doing something they’re not good at, especially when they’re giving it their best.

Women especially are sometimes deterred to excel in math or finance just because they are not good at first.

In this episode, I’m joined by the wonderful Shana Sissel! Shana is the Chief-Investment Officer at Spotlight Asset Group. She was crowned Mrs. Illinois International 2020 at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts, last November 2019.

Shana is also an advocate for financial literacy for women! She’s on a mission to make the industry a better place for all genders. She seeks to introduce financial concepts to young girls and also serve as a mentor for young women to feel more empowered and confident when entering the field of finance!

Today, Shana’s going to share a wealth of information you don’t want to miss!

Be empowered to take on your finances and go after what you’re passionate about as Shana shares her journey on how she overcame the obstacles that are blocking her way, from her beauty pageant experience and in her financial career. Shana’s story is proof that anyone can excel at anything they’re passionate about, as long as time and effort are put into the mix!


>> Shana talks about her experience with beauty pageants and how she got involved with it

>> Why women are better investors?

>> Why women should be in the field of finance?

>> What are liquid alternatives?

>> What inspires Shana to continue the work that she is doing

>> Why you shouldn’t discourage someone just because they are bad at doing it


Connect with Shana Sissel

>> LinkedIn

>> Twitter

>> Instagram


If you loved this episode, you have to listen to these episodes as well:

>> Investing in Your Future through Real Estate with Jamisa Mclvor

>> How to Be a Champion in Finance with Lauryn Williams [Black History Month Special]

>> Building A Successful Business with Sheneya Wilson [Black History Month]



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Minority Money
Changing the Complexion of Wealth
The Minority Money Podcast is about finance, family, fitness/health, and education and how all of these things affect your overall wealth.

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Emlen Miles-Mattingly

Emlen Miles-Mattingly is the CEO and founder of Gen Next Wealth. He spends much of his waking day striving to bring more value to the table for his clients, with the goal of helping them align their money with their values. Ultimately working with clients to make a lifetime of smart decisions with their resources.
With nearly 19 years of experience in the financial services industry, he decided to leave the large corporations and start his own independent firm. It is his passion to keep the client's best interest in mind when making recommendations. Everyday Emlen wakes up knowing he has an opportunity to learn something new and is excited to share what he has discovered with people in need of it. He has a bachelor’s in business administration and is currently enrolled in coursework to obtain the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation.
Emlen was born and raised in the small town of Madera, CA this is also where the firm is located. He is married to Maricela and they have 4 children Jada, Mia, Emlen II, and Ecella. We have a very active life, we enjoy working out, hiking, craft beer and escaping to the coast whenever possible.