BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosted “Your Money Your Life V-Summit” for Those Seeking Financial Wealth and Wellness


( ENSPIRE Business ) Virtual Event Focused on Financial Wellness Provides Expert Solutions, Strategies, and Resources in Recognition of Renewed Sense of Urgency Around Investing in Black Entrepreneurship and Building Black Wealth

ENSPIRE Contributor: Octavia Johnson

BLACK ENTERPRISE presented its first-ever Your Money Your Life V-Summit, Nov. 16th, as a virtual conference experience in partnership with host sponsor Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). The summit used real-time engagement and provided real-life solutions for those looking to achieve financial wellness during a time of anxiety and market disruption. 

The Your Money Your Life V-Summit, inspired by BLACK ENTERPRISE’s popular podcast and Zoom interview series focused on achieving financial wellness, will take place on an engagement-driven, content-rich platform. V-Summit sessions were designed to provide attendees with vital information, strategies, and resources to achieve financial goals and lay the foundation for multigenerational wealth.

The relevance and urgency of the V-Summit is heightened by the unique challenges presented by the health and economic crises resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, America’s racial reckoning, and a renewed sense of urgency around investing in Black entrepreneurship and building Black wealth. Prudential hosted the event in recognition of 50 years of partnership with BLACK ENTERPRISE and its iconic Founder Earl Graves Sr., who died this past April.

Speakers for the V-Summit included, The Breakfast Club Co-Host Angela Yee, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, #MoneyChat Founder Dorethia Kelly, Ash “Cash” Exantus, nationally recognized prudential financial professionals ShirleyAnn Robertson and Delvin Joyce, and more.

The V-Summit was designed and curated for those determined to:

  • Eliminate stress and increase financial confidence
  • Bounce back from financial losses and reposition for success
  • Build a legacy of family wealth
  • Learn entrepreneurial strategies to thrive in times of crisis
  • Get expert strategies for financial success in any economy
  • Identify the mindset and behaviors that create multigenerational wealth
  • … And MORE!

“BLACK ENTERPRISE is thrilled to join with Prudential to host a resource-rich virtual experience that will connect attendees with the inspiration, strategies, experts, and tools they need to regain financial security and emerge from today’s unprecedented challenges with confidence in a brighter future and a better life,” said BLACK ENTERPRISE Sr. VP/Executive Editor-at-Large Alfred Edmond Jr., host of the Your Money Your Life podcast. “We are excited about our ability to use our virtual conferencing platform to engage our attendees on everything from building a resilient business to creating a legacy of financial wealth and wellness for future generations.”

“With growing economic inequalities, Prudential is committed to help close the opportunity and wealth divide. That includes reaching communities that have too often been underserved by our industry and equipping individuals with the tools and resources they need on their path to economic and social mobility,” said Salene Hitchcock-Gear, president of Prudential Individual Life Insurance. “Partnerships are a critical part of our efforts to help Black Americans succeed financially, and we are delighted to continue our work with Black Enterprise to help create more financial opportunities for individuals, families, institutions and communities.”

In addition to serving as a sponsor of the V-Summit, Prudential will also be the host sponsor of a virtual roundtable focused on multigenerational wealth for African Americans on Dec. 8th. Confirmed speakers for the roundtable included Free Global Foundation Founder DeForest B. Soaries Jr., Prudential Individual Life Insurance President Salene Hitchcock-Gear, and others. Prudential is also a sponsor of the Your Money Your Life financial wellness podcast series.

Watch recap videos for the V-Summit on the website.