Personal Finance Expert Alexa von Tobel to Deliver Woman of Achievement Lecture

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Jones Auditorium

Personal finance expert Alexa von Tobel, the founder and CEO of LearnVest, will speak at Meredith College on Monday, February 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.personal finance expert alexa von tobel

Von Tobel will present the 2014 Woman of Achievement Lecture, in commemoration of Meredith College’s Founders’ Day. This lecture, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, is part of the Meredith College Presidential Lecture Series. is an award-winning personal finance platform that has been named one of “25 Women-Run Startups to Watch” by Fast Company, included on Forbes’ list of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” two years in a row, featured on Business Insider’s Digital 100 list and included on Time Magazine’s annual list of “50 Best Websites.” Her book, Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money, will be published in December 2013.

Since launching LearnVest in 2009, von Tobel has been widely quoted as a personal finance expert and entrepreneur in top tier business and consumer publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Fast Company, Inc., Marie Claire, Forbes, InStyle, Mashable and TechCrunch.

Von Tobel has earned numerous accolades, including being named a 2012 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur and a 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar. She was included on Vanity Fair’s 2011 Next Establishment list, Fortune’s list of “40 Under 40: Ones to Watch,” named “One of the Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” in Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 feature, titled a “Woman to Watch” by Forbes and included on the publication’s 30 Under 30 list. Other accolades include being highlighted on Businessweek’s annual list of “Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs,” listed as one of “18 Women Changing the World” in Marie Claire, selected as a 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, recognized as one of 2011’s “Game Changers of the Year” by AWNY (Advertising Women of New York) and named to the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2011.

The Meredith College Woman of Achievement Award
The Meredith College Woman of Achievement Award recognizes women who are inspirational role models and celebrates professional and personal accomplishments, visionary thinking, entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, community service and philanthropy that have significantly enhanced the intellectual climate and the quality of life on a national or international scope. Woman of Achievement honorees include Phyllis Trible, 2007, Judy Woodruff, 2008, Celine Cousteau, 2009, Nancy Goodman Brinker, 2010, Twyla Tharp, 2011, Randi Zuckerberg, 2012, and Bernice Sandler, 2013.

Contact Bill Brown, chair of the Major Events committee, at or (919) 760- 8533 for more information.


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