The 2012 Money Conference for Women attracted 350 participants, sponsors, volunteers and expo vendors.
On air journalist Stacey Tisdale has reported on business and financial issues for more than 15 years. Ms. Tisdale authored a book which was released in September 2007, titled The True Cost of Happiness: The Real Story Behind Managing Your Money. A financial expert, Stacey has created a life skills and financial literacy curriculum called Winning Play$ for high school students in conjunction with NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids Foundation. Winning Play$ - which aims to reach one million young people over five years - was awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Excellence in Economic Education award for 2010. Stacey also is the Financial Correspondent for PBS national newsmagazine show Need to Know. In addition, she is a financial expert on national media outlets including NBC’s Today Show. Stacey has served as a financial expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and in O magazine. She is also a blogger on the Huffington Post – Black Voices platform. From 2002 to 2004, Stacey filed business and consumer reports for all of the CNN networks. During this period, she contributed reports to “Money Talks,” the nationally syndicated program created by BusinessWeek. In addition, she was a business correspondent for CBS MarketWatch, The Early Show, CBS Evening News, and CBS Radio. Stacey’s journalistic career began at Dow Jones & Co. For 7 years, she produced, wrote, and eventually reported and hosted programming for Wall Street Journal Television, now CNBC. Prior to that, she was a cash manager for Wall Street commodities firm Balfour Maclaine International. In addition, Stacey has created a personal finance curriculum for college students on behalf of the White House that is now a mandatory offering at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country. That curriculum is also offered in CUNY schools. Stacey has conducted a research project for the United States Congress on the financial behavior of professional athletes. She creates financial education and life skills programs for professional sports teams and corporations including WNBA team the Washington Mystics, the NFL Super Bowl champion New York Giants, and the female employees of Microsoft.