Changing the Language of Wealth with Chloe B. Mckenzie

Episode 83: Changing the Language of Wealth with Chloe B. Mckenzie

 

Chloe B. Mckenzie is an inspiration and one I absolutely feel privileged to interview. 

 

She’s a brilliant and resilient woman who coined the term “wealth justice”. Her mission is to close the wealth gap for black women and create a curriculum that delivers messages about wealth and wealth accumulation. The most interesting part? Her target audience is students, starting in kindergarten! She has quite the story – from an abusive family to a liver failure – she’s unstoppable at only 27.  

 

After you listen, do yourself a favor and pick up her book, The Activist Investor.

 

A few highlights: 

  • 00:53: How growing up in an abusive household pushed her to be resilient and independent, forcing her to start high school at the age of 12 and surf couches.
  • 02:56: Chloe was pulled towards financial services because she had a desire to be in a space where not many looked like her.
  • 04:32: From the trading floor to the hospital, Chloe went through five liver surgeries in the span of three months. Oddly enough, she wasn’t granted medical leave, so she worked from her hospital bed.
  • 06:09: She defines what the term “wealth justice” means. 
  • 11:31: It’s important for students to develop healthy relationships with money and wealth because pop culture and media tend to create toxic relationships.

 

Links from this episode:

Chloe Mckenzie:

Sandy Fletcher

Coffee for Bada**: Female Founders Fight Back 

Moments & Movements:

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Sheri Fitts:

 

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