Carol Flake Chapman is a well-known journalist and book author who was one of the founding editors of Vanity Fair Magazine. She’s written for national magazines and newspapers like the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and the New Yorker. She’s turned her skills for investigative reporting and trend spotting to investing and helping other women learn how to invest.
Her moment of truth came as she was on her way to sign away her life’s savings to an unscrupulous broker and got a traffic ticket for speeding. She realized she needed to slow down and learn about investing with the same tenacity she had used to earn a Ph.D, to win medals for road racing, and to work her way to the top of the journalism world.
As she not only survived but thrived in the stock market, she soon realized that she could share what she had learned with other women. Woman with Portfolio: The Smart Woman’s Online Guide to Investing (http://www.womanwithportfolio.com/) is the result of her dream to build an online community of women investors. Her motto is “Investing without losing your shirt, your sleep or your soul.” To her surprise, several men have also joined the site.