Ellen McGirt
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Using wit, style and fresh insight, Ellen McGirt has garnered a national reputation as a writer, editor, television correspondent and online community builder. Along with Conference participant Jay Golden, Ellen is currently completing the book and web site project, A Love Letter From America, documenting a 15,000-mile odyssey into the depths and stories of a changing America.

McGirt is the founder and editorial voice of CassandrasRevenge.com, an award winning personal finance and investor education website for women. CassandrasRevenge.com has become a leading destination for investment and financial information on the web, and has been lauded by The New York Times, USA Today, San Jose Mercury News and Worth Magazine's “Equity” and was recently selected as one of Forbes Magazine's "Best of the Web." Ellen is also a regular contributor to NBC's Early Today Show, a weekly correspondent for the Webby Award winning broadband program Yahoo! FinanceVision, and is the senior investment columnist for Oxygen Media. She has worked as a consultant to Schwab and Co and Macquarie Technology Investment Banking, among others, and has a long history in non-profit management. Ellen is a graduate of Brown University, and is a fifth generation New Yorker, which she mentions constantly, especially around World Series time.