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Manisha Thakor, MBA, CFA, CFP® Financial literacy advocate and financial planner for women

A nationally renowned financial literacy advocate for women, Manisha Thakor is Vice President of Financial Education at the Seattle-based wealth management firm, Brighton Jones. Her mission is to help clients "Live a Richer Life"—literally and figuratively.

Manisha is the coauthor of two critically acclaimed personal finance books, On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance and Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey. Manisha is a member of the Wall Street Journal's Wealth Experts Panel, sits on faculty at the Omega Institute, and serves on the board of the National Endowment for Financial Education.

Manisha's financial advice has been featured in a wide range of national media outlets, including CNN, PBS, NPR, the Today show, Rachel Ray, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Real Simple, Woman's Day, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Women's Health.

Manisha earned her master's in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1997 and her bachelor of arts from Wellesley College in 1992. She is also a CFA charterholder and CFP practitioner. Manisha lives in Portland, Oregon, where she revels in the Third Wave coffee scene and the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
MoneyZen for Women
January 24 - 26, 2020
If you are a woman struggling with money stress or feeling overwhelmed by the topic of personal finance and investing, you are not alone. The good news is you can learn to nurture a holistic, practical definition of healthy, joyful spending. Join Manisha Thakor and learn how to use mindfulness to explore key elements in your life or money history that are holding you back from financial harmony. You will tap into the age-old secret of being in alignment with your money, define what true wealth means to you, and take home a concrete plan to develop a loving relationship with money, regardless of your age or income level.

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