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Carmen Rita Wong

2017 Speaker

CARMEN RITA WONG is an author and the founder and CEO of Malecon Productions. She is the former co-creator and television host of On the Money on CNBC. Wong was also a national advice columnist for GlamourLatinaEssenceMen’s Health, and Good Housekeeping as well as an editor at MONEYmagazine. She spent years as an expert contributor on NBC’s TODAY Show, MSNBC, CNN, CBS This Morning, ABC’s The View, and has written for the New York Times. A member of President Obama’s Business Forward initiative to further African-American, Latino and Asian business owners, Wong was a faculty professor of behavioral economics at New York University and is the author of two best-selling financial advice books. A seasoned speaker and moderator, Wong serves on the national board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dress for Success and The Futuro Media Group. She is the author of a series of novels and is an angel investor and advisor in female-led and owned businesses and productions.