‘WOMEN’S AMBITION
ISN’T THE PROBLEM,
THE PROBLEM IS WHAT
OUR CULTURE DOES TO
AMBITIOUS WOMEN.’

PERSONAL FINANCE EXPERT

Stefanie is an author and journalist covering the many ways ambition touches women’s lives - from money to power to career.

She explores topics like the cost of undermining ambition, the relationship between ambition and identity, and the way ambition penalties differ across age, race and gender.

She is also the host of Real Simple Magazine’s podcast, Money Confidential.

In 2017, she co-founded Statement Event, dedicated to connecting the dots between gender equity and financial power - featuring speakers like Gloria Steinem, Ashley C Ford, Jessica Bennett, Morgan Jerkins, Veronica Dagher and Gaby Dunn.

And in 2019, she founded Statement Cards, a line of greeting cards that celebrates milestones beyond marriage and motherhood.

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    Stefanie’s work and advice has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, USA Today, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and more. A go-to expert, Stefanie has appeared on ABC World News, CBSN, Fox Business, Bloomberg, The Dr Oz Show, The Doctors and local television stations across the country.

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    Personal finance advice relies on shame; what if we tried empathy?

    Stefanie and Statement Event co-founder, Emma Pattee, for CNBC: ‘Most traditional money advice is built on shame, often packaged as tough love and personal responsibility. The problem is shame doesn’t work.’ 

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    Statement Cards celebrates ambition

    Dedicated to celebrating women’s ambitions and milestones beyond marriage and motherhood, Statement Cards launches new designs to celebrate women for their own achievements and successes.

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    Stefanie hosts Real Simple Magazine’s new podcast, ‘Money Confidential’

    Launching March 2021, Stefanie has signed on to host Real Simple’s new podcast: a modern money advice column tackling all things scary, confusing and overwhelming when it comes to personal finance.

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    How the ambition penalty keeps women from building wealth

    The 'ambition penalty' is the sum of the social, professional and financial costs women face for their ambition. Much like the pay gap and disproportionate share of unpaid labor shouldered by women, Stefanie argues that the ambition penalty reinforces the gender wealth gap in this column for Bloomberg.

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    Introducing...

    ‘Stop Telling Women
    To                     ’

    A new series from Stefanie dedicated to debunking some of the myths behind things like the gender ‘confidence gap’ and ‘leadership gap’, while bringing more context and nuance to popular advice like ‘negotiate more’ and ‘speak up.’

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