Manisha Thakor is the Founder/CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management, a boutique advisory firm for high net worth individuals and families with $1 million or more in investible assets. Manisha is also an ardent financial literacy advocate for women of all income and wealth levels. She is the co-author of two personal finance books: ON MY OWN TWO FEET and GET FINANCIALLY NAKED and has appeared on national media ranging from the Today Show to Rachel Ray. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Wellesley College.
Jose Aristimuno is the Founder & CEO of Latino Giant, an organization that focuses on empowering young Latinos to reach their greatest potential. The organization serves as a multi-faceted digital platform that seeks to provide a variety of tools and resources, as well as educational and empowering content geared towards Latino millennials.
In addition to providing digital content, Latino Giant leads a series of educational and motivational workshops that seek to empower Latinos to reach their greatest potential. Just this year, Jose has spoken at a variety of colleges across the country, including Georgetown University, Harvard University, and Northern Virginia Community College.
In his free time, Jose writes for a variety of national publications, including The Huffington Post and Fox News Latino. Jose is also a regular guest on several major media outlets where he discusses a variety of topics, including politics, immigration, and entrepreneurship. Jose currently lives in Washington D.C. and holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from American University.
Melissa is the co-founder of the revolving storefront spaces street level of the Roger Smith hotel in midtown Manhattan and on the advisory board of innovative start-up TheStorefront.com and provides consulting services for menswear, women’s wear and accessories and lifestyle brands looking to activate or grow.
Jenna Furger is a senior communications major with a public relations emphasis at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is the communications and public relations director of the Student Government Association. Furger also is the president of the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) and the public relations director of the Public Relations Student Society of America. She is also involved with many other committees across the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus.