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Carolyn Leonard

Carolyn Leonard

Chicago, Illinois

Carolyn Leonard is one of the first female broker dealers and pit trader in the USA. She is a serial entrepreneur who bootstrapped 3 companies and has written published articles on money, interviewed on radio and TV.

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With each pre-order of my book I will send you a link to take your own Emotional Financial Identity Assessment. The assessment is all about you and your relationship with money. People love the assessment.

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Preorder a copy of the book for yourself and a friend and get two Eventbrite tickets to a DyMynd Angels Women Funding Women (WFW) Virtual Event. The WFW event is 60 minutes of valuable information shared by a Venture Capital backed start-up founder. The female founders share their experiences in launching their companies, the pivots they made and how they became a highly scalable company. This is a $50.00 value

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Order 5 copies of F**k Fear and get 3 tickets to the Black DyMynd Conference. DyMynd and Get Shit Done are partnering with this virtual event to financial empower all women. Nearly 50% of new business are female led yet women only generate 4% of all revenue. This must stop.

This conversation must happen as women of color are rising into positions of impact across, Non-profit, Academic, Corporate, and Political Sectors in the US. Women of Color must be effectively empowered to be Clear, Comfortable, and Confident in their personal relationship with money for greater community impact.

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Order 10 copies of F**k Fear and receive 5 thirty minute "Bet on You" coaching sessions. Take the DyMynd Financial Identity Assessment and together we will review of your results. From not knowing where the contact information is for your financial advisor, to understanding your statements, to knowing exactly what is in your 401K and what your goals are, we can address your fears together.

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45 minute Zoom presentation for 25 participants on The Gaps. An overview of the Gender Wealth Gap, Racial Wealth Gap, Pay Gap and Funding Gap and why it really should matter to you!

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A Keynote address empowering women to step forward as the Badass they are to own their financial future. 5 Things every woman needs to know to protect her ass and ass(ets).

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F**K Fear

Bet On Yourself!

F*ck Fear is Carolyn Jean The Option Queens journey from more than $1.1 Million in debt to financial freedom in 1976 in just six months as the first woman to trade at the Chicago Options Exchange with her own money. Carolyn, rose from the pits, turning the boys boycott into her own advantage becoming the queen of options.

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Synopsis

F--K Fear is the story of a woman, mother of 2 sons, divorcing a psychopath and rebuilding her life from total devastation, debt (over $250K in 1976 which is over $1,1M adjusted for inflation) to becoming the Option Queen. Women have been told for years that money and building wealth is not for them. Building a successful career or business is for their brother, not for them. This book is about establishing a career, building wealth, creating economic freedom and helping women understand that they can do the same for themselves and their families. Women have been socialized to think of money as the purview of men and that it is masculine. Women will come to understand that being a woman in business is an advantage. The Option Queen will weave a powerful tale of true stories of her rise from the pits (Trading Pits) to financial freedom. Your target reader wants to know that other women have not only survived but thrived to have a great life.

Every woman needs clarity on the Pay Gap, Investment Gap, the Racial Wealth Gap and the Credit Gap to make better informed money decisions. All these Gaps impact how women earn, save, invest and spend their money. She is looking for solutions to compensate for the Gaps.

When it comes to the Investment Gap, women own 32 cents of investable assets for every dollar a man owns. Women tend to outlive their male counterparts by six to eight years. The good news is we live longer, the bad news is the amount of money women need in retirement to meet the needs of these additional years including the increased health cost burdens women carry. The Pay Gap for white women is 82 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job so we need to invest and save more of our salary than men just to be investing the same dollar amount. Black women earn 62 cents for every dollar a white male earns. With the wealth gap, pay gap, investment gap that exists between men and women, working women need to become their own advocate in all financial situations. Nobody is going to protect your ass(ets) as well as each woman will do for herself.

Women will come to understand the power and strength they have in being women. That with our guts, wits, brains and strength we will succeed. That doesn't mean that there are not lessons to be learned but we are fast learners and will not be deterred. We have courage and grit, I Bet on Myself and won so can you!

I am the only one to write this book because I stared down Fear, I Bet on Myself and I Won!

Why support this book?

  • I have a large network of highly skilled professional women who every time I give a keynote or presentation ask, "where is your book"?
  • I have an assessment that measures Emotional Financial Security
  • I have workbooks and code books that will help the reader think about their relationship with money
  • I do presentations and work with Universities and within Corporations with C suite leaders
  • I have over 4,000 LinkedIn connections. Posts I make on LinkedIn get 1,600 to 2,500 likes. I have an email list of over 2,500 individuals. I have the DyMynd Angels Community, partnerships with BWISE, EvolveHer, Women Tech Founders, NAWBO, Get SH*t Done, and the National Lewis University.

Similar titles

  • Every Woman Should Know Her Options by Laurie Itkin. Published by The Options Lady Press, 2014. F**K Fear is not a DIY Options trading book nor do I discuss how to build a portfolio. FF is about how I emerged from debt to build a career and wealth for my family.
  • The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women: 21 Strategies for Financial Empowerment by Deborah Smith Pegues. Published by Harvest House Publishers, 2018. F**k Fear unlike The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women looks at a woman's relationship with money from the time she is given the family message about money.
  • She Handled It, So Can You by Arwen Becker. Published by LIFE, 2020. Arwen has written a book to prepare women to begin to think about financial and retirement decisions. F**k Fear takes women to the action level. The DyMynd Identity Assessment is about you and your holistic relationship with money.

Audience

My reader is a woman of any age or a daughter who wants to learn the real story about the money she is going to need for herself, her care network, her community and her financial future in light of the Gaps that limit her.

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  • Kim Kleeman
    on Oct. 13, 2020, 2:32 p.m.

    Excited to read this book! Great topic and a much needed resource!

  • Nancy Picard
    on Oct. 13, 2020, 3:21 p.m.

    Dear friend, I am looking forward to learning more from you that I already have. My best, Nancy Picard, Ph.D.

  • Catherine Tobben
    on Oct. 20, 2020, 9:18 p.m.

    I have heard a couple of your presentations and find you totally inspiring. Thanks for bringing women to the top with you!

  • Katie Lord
    on Oct. 28, 2020, 3:42 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading! Congrats on your book. <3 Katie Lord

  • Molly Silverman
    on Oct. 31, 2020, 6:37 p.m.

    What an accomplishment, Carolyn! Your own book! I know I and others will learn a lot from your story! Thank you for sharing!

    Molly

  • MICHAEL DONNELLY
    on Nov. 1, 2020, 2:41 p.m.

    CANNOT WAIT! #1 Congrats on making this a reality #2 Thank you for sharing your story and paving the way in the trenches #3 f*ck yeah!

  • Ronna Multack
    on Nov. 11, 2020, 5:12 p.m.

    So proud of you! I know that you are a wonderful and fabulous person. Now the whole world will know. I am lucky to have you in my life. Many Congradulations! Fondly, Ronna

  • Tessa Marshall
    on Nov. 15, 2020, 3:49 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading your "thriver" journey. Much success on your launch

  • Dana Todd
    on Dec. 9, 2020, 8:02 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading your book, Carolyn! No doubt it will be as fantastic and interesting as you are.

  • Med Atlas
    on Dec. 9, 2020, 8:45 p.m.

    Thanks Carolyn for helping women in their fight against fear! I still remember one of your sentences during one of the meetups:
    “Don’t f*king protect me!”

  • Ania Jablonowski
    on Dec. 9, 2020, 10:18 p.m.

    Thank you Carolyn for all that you do! You are an inspiration and we love you!

  • MaryLou Giustini
    on Dec. 11, 2020, 6:24 p.m.

    Congratulations Carolyn, am looking forward to reading your book!