black people and money

Job loss with a baby on the way: How this woman turned a setback into a power play

Job loss with a baby on the way: How this woman turned a setback into a power play

Dominique Reese is a very successful financial planner, Princeton graduate and all-around financial superstar.  I met her through another financial genius, Ryan Mack, so I am quite familiar with her commitment to financial literacy in the African American community.

In this interview, Dominique talks about losing her job right before finding out that she was pregnant.  She says that it was a devastating revelation, particularly since she’d just moved across the country to take a corporate job with Nestwise, a financial start-up.

Dominique provides a candid converastion about how she overcame these challenges in order to run her own business.  She also talks about the way motherhood has shaped her vision as an entrepreneur and made her a better all-around human being.  We know that being a mother is the most important job in the world (being a father is a close second), since the mother is the person who shapes a child’s worldview and determines his potential.  If every mother on earth quit her job today, the world would descend into chaos.

The CEO of Reese Financial Services provides a great lesson in perseverance and preparation when it comes to being a black woman running your own business. Also, being a mom in addition to a CEO presents a set of challenges that have served to make Dominique into a more effective master of time management and steward of her economic future.  I personally learned a great deal from speaking to her, and I think you will too.

Most importantly, Dominique also cares about black economic empowerment.  She gives back to her community regularly and provides the kind of economic advice that we will need in order to move firmly into the remainder of the 21st century.  So, while her Wall  Street experience and Ivy League education might have provided many opportunities for her to go elsewhere, this brave and talented young woman chose not to leave her community behind.

The interview is below.  Please watch it, enjoy it, learn from it, and then give Dominique your support.


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