Kay Koplovitz, the founder of USA Network and first woman network president in television history, negotiated the first cable coverage contracts for sports franchises including the NBA, the NHL, and Major League Baseball. A true visionary, she designed the cable network business model still in use today.
After selling USA Networks in 1998, Koplovitz turned to venture capital funders to raise money for new business ideas. She found that over 95% of venture capitalists in America are male—and most of their money goes to men. To even the playing field, she co-founded Springboard Enterprises, an organization dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs break down the barriers to equitable venture capital funding. Alumnae from the Springboard program have become successful in all fields and have gone on to found companies that include Zipcar, ConstantContact, AgraQuest and iRobot.
Koplovitz is the author of Bold Women, Big Ideas.
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The FIRST book to read before you hire – or fire – your advisor, Wealth Management Unwrapped is a comprehensive guide for both the newly wealthy and the experienced investor.
In her new book, Wall Street veteran and Institute for Private Investors (IPI) founder Charlotte Beyer sheds light on the complex wealth management industry, outlines the responsibility that all investors have as 'CEOs' of their own wealth, and equips them with the tools to effectively manage their money.
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Wealth Management Unwrapped is the accumulation of Beyer's extensive knowledge and experience observing high-net-worth investors and family offices. She strips away industry jargon, and empowers readers to find and build partnerships with the right financial advisors.
Many of the questions Wealth Management Unwrapped will answer:
What kind of investor am I?
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What are the best questions to ask when interviewing an advisor?
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