Keynote Speaker – Manisha Thakor, MBA, CFA, CFP®, Founder, MoneyZen, VP, Financial Education at Brighton Jones

Manisha Thakor is a nationally renowned financial literacy advocate for women.

She is the Vice President of Financial Education at the Seattle-based wealth management firm, Brighton Jones. Her mission is to help clients “Live A Richer Life” – literally and figuratively.

Manisha is the co-author of two critically acclaimed personal finance books: ON MY OWN TWO FEET: a modern girl’s guide to personal finance and GET FINANCIALLY NAKED: how to talk money with your honey. She is a member of The Wall Street Journal’s Wealth Experts Panel, sits on Faculty at The Omega Institute, and serves on the board of The National Endowment for Financial Education.

Manisha's financial advice has been featured in a wide range of national media outlets including CNN, PBS, NPR, The Today Show, Rachel Ray, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Real SimpleWomen’s Day, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.

Manisha earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997 and her BA from Wellesley College in 1992. She is also a CFA charterholder and CFP® practitioner. Manisha lives in Portland, OR where she revels in the Third Wave Coffee scene and the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Her website is