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Best Year Yet with GoGirl Finance & Manisha Thakor

Over the past 3 weeks, I've had the pleasure of working with two incredible financial resources for women, GoGirl Finance and Manisha Thakor, to organize an intimate media event here in Manhattan.

GoGirl was founded by my friend and colleague of now 8 years, Caryn Effron, to empower women in all stages of life to become financially confident and independent through the development of necessary financial literacy skills. Caryn's always been a mentor to me so I'm thrilled to see her vision come to life.

After chatting long distance, I finally got to meet Manisha for the first time this week and she is in fact, the real deal! She's a Harvard MBA, CFA, and has worked in the financial services industry for 15 years as a portfolio manager and as an executive for an institutional money management firm. She's authored 3 female economic empowerment books and has such an engaging way of articulating concepts so that I can easily relate and understand.

Last Monday night, at the gorgeous Warren Tricomi Salon on Madison Avenue, GoGirl and Manisha hosted a fun mix of supporters including: local bloggers Momtrends, Mama Goes Natural, A Day In My NYC, A Mommy in the City, NYC Single Mom, Fit Chick in the City, Serafino Says, Raising Three Savvy Ladies, Random Handprints, Mommy Delicious, The Mommyologist, Ramshackle Glam, Style-ology Magazine, and The Stroller Ballet; author Leslie Bennetts (The Feminine Mistake); entrepreneurs of The Levo League and Mom Corps NYC; and execs and undergrads alike, for GoGirl's first live event, #MyBestYearYet:

Warren Tricomi Salon Madison Avenue
Linda Grant, Jill Seiman, Kristan Serafino & Patty Aizaga
Lauren Jimeson, A Mommy in the City

To help our friends kick off the New Year in style and make 2012 their best year yet, the evening offered manis, makeovers and blowouts, and tips from Manisha on the most important financial topics every savvy woman should consider. The message is simple: think of your financial health in the same way you would beauty, style, health, and fitness regimens!

Specifically, Manisha addressed the following topics: Talking Money With Your Honey, Saving for the Future, Wills and Insurance, and Starting a Small Business. For the tips and tricks she shared, visit GoGirl Finance's recap of the event, It's Sexy To Be Beautiful and Money Savvy.

A HUGE thank you to Rebecca Weiss Photography for capturing it all for us (for more photos from the event visit GoGirl on Facebook), and to our amazing sponsors who stuffed our gift bags and rewarded our lovely guests for sharing their financial confessions: Olay, ARTISTRY, Jewels by Joanne and Physique57.

Physique57 is currently doing a giveaway for the One&Only Bahamas so check them out on Facebook!

#MyBestYearYet Swag

{Disclosure: I am a paid consultant of GoGirl Finance. All opinions expressed herein are my own. Swag photo via Kristan Serafino.}