Finance expert stages one woman show

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

    Family and children’s finance expert Neale S. Godfrey will present her one-woman show, “Tap Dancing Through the Boardroom” on Tuesday, October 25, as part of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce’s annual networking evening, “Woman to Woman: Celebrating Our Success” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Prime Hotel and Suites, Fairfield, New Jersey. Tickets are $30, which includes a buffet supper. The event is sponsored by the Christos M. Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University. In “Tap Dancing” Godfrey humorously explores one woman’s journey in the corporate world through a series of autobiographical monologues. She has performed the show to rave reviews across the country, including a recent stint in New York at the Triad Theater and another at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Godfrey’s career in the financial industry spans more than 25 years. She began her career in 1972 as one of the first female executives at The Chase Manhattan Bank, and later became president of The First Women’s Bank and founder of The First Children’s Bank. In 1989, Godfrey formed her own company, Children’s Financial Network, Inc., whose mission is to educate children (and their parents) about money. A syndicated columnist with the Associated Press, Godfrey writes a weekly column, “Kids and Money,— which is distributed to 1,500 newspapers. She is the author of 14 books dealing with money, life skill and value issues, including, Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children, which reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list. She has also written two books aimed at helping women take charge of their financial lives: Mom, Inc.: Taking Your Work Skills Home and Making Change: A Women’s Guide To Designing Her Financial Future. Godfrey is a member of the board of directors of UNIFEM (United Nations Agency for International Women’s Rights) and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board of the New York Board of Trade. For additional information, call the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce at 973-831-7788.