In today’s episode of Financial Clarity for Doctors, Corey and Rachelle are joined by their colleague, Antwon Weary and Sonya Williams, MD. Sonya and Antwon both share their experiences of being a couple of the few black individuals in their work lives. Antwon joined Finity Group as the first (and only) black advisor at the firm. Sonya was the first black doctor ever at her hospital in rural Indiana. Women and people of color are underrepresented in the financial services industry and in hospitals in rural America as well (surprise!).
Some of the topics they tackle include:
- Dealing with imposter syndrome
- How race and/or gender can affect you financially
- The value of mentors and colleagues
- How to recharge your batteries and stay connected to your roots
Often in business, we try to separate social and financial issues, but they are inherently connected. It will take a multi-faceted approach to remedy the economic impacts of systemic racism and sexism, but one aspect of that is talking about it. We want to hear your stories! Reach out to us anytime.
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