This episode of “The Dr. Dionne Show” features an informative and enlightening discussion about the financial steps and decisions women should make after losing a spouse, either through divorce or death. Three experts representing divorce law and financial planning share their personal and professional lessons. Their discussion includes themes such as the importance of increasing financial awareness, always knowing one’s household financial status, and lifting the burden of female socialization requiring women to always “put others first”.
Jerri Hewett Miller/Wealth Horizon
Wealth Horizon was founded in 1998 as a comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory firm that acts as a fiduciary for their clients. They are advocates for their clients’ financial future. Their tag line is “the confidence to move forward”. They specialize in helping people through life’s transitions. They believe that money is a tool that can exponentially expand their sense of well-being when it is being put to use in line with your personal values, leaving you time to focus on the relationships that are most important to you.
Eileen and Mona Shuman/Shuman & Shuman Family Law
With more than 40 years of combined experience, attorneys Mona S. Shuman and Eileen J. Shuman of Shuman & Shuman Family Law have the compassion, tenacity, and expertise required to successfully resolve family-related legal situations in Atlanta and the surrounding area. A mother-daughter attorney team, Mona and Eileen understand the intricate relationships among family members and work with unmatched passion to achieve their clients’ goals for mediation, negotiation, or in the courtroom. Together, they achieve success for their clients in matters including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, division of property, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, post-divorce modification, and several other family legal matters.
HOST: Dr. Dionne Wright Poulton
Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D., is an HR and Leadership Consultant, Educator, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Poulton Consulting Group, LLC, an HR and leadership consulting business specializing in diversity and inclusion, equity, bias, intercultural communication, adult learning, adult behavior, and conflict mediation. Since its inception in 2004, Poulton Consulting Group has worked with a wide range of diverse clients in the U.S. and Canada including many in the San Francisco tech and digital marketing industry; K-12 schools and higher education; and many corporate and service industries. Poulton Consulting Group is also a government-approved business for local, state and federal level contracts.
Dr. Wright Poulton is author of the acclaimed book “It’s Not Always Racist…but Sometimes It Is” which is an extension of her PhD dissertation at the University of Georgia where she researched the racial biases and assumptions of teachers. She is also a certified K-12 teacher whose work is inspired by her 16 years of cumulative experiences as a high school teacher and university instructor in public and private institutions in Canada and the United States. Additionally, Dr. Wright Poulton has earned professional degrees from San Francisco State University (M.A.), the University of Toronto/OISE (B.Ed.), and from Rice University (B.A.) in Houston, TX where she was a former NCAA Division I track and field scholarship athlete.
In 2014, Profiles In Diversity Journal identified Dr. Wright Poulton as “a woman to watch.” She has presented social commentary in print media in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, as well as on numerous radio shows including CBS Radio stations in Atlanta, GA and on Tavis Smiley’s Radio Show. “The Dr Dionne Show” debuted in 2016 on Business RadioX with a focus on smart dialogue about diversity, leadership, and behavior in the workplace and beyond.
Dr. Wright Poulton is originally from Toronto, Canada and is a former member of Canada’s National Track and Field Team. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Snellville, GA.
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