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Why women shouldn’t be afraid to talk about money

During your next night out (or Zoom call in) with your friends, break open the wine and talk about investments. It might sound weird at first, but that’s what Divya Gugnani, CEO and co-founder of Wander Beauty, advises women to start doing. 



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“Every time my husband goes out for a guy’s dinner, why do they discuss investments, why are they talking about the stock market, why are they talking about real estate?” Gugnani asks. It’s because it works. “They come home and they share ideas, and their wealth compounds,” she says.

It’s time women do the same.



a woman sitting at a table: Divya Gugnani attends Food & Wine Classic in June 2011 in Aspen, Colorado.


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Divya Gugnani attends Food & Wine Classic in June 2011 in Aspen, Colorado.

“We need to socialize the idea that it’s OK for us to talk about money. We need to share and build and help each other grow,” Gugnani said during a recent webinar

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A look at the Community Arts Gift Shop inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. | Twin City Talk

the creative economy alive,” she says. “Shopping for creations by our community’s artisans is a splendid medium for doing so.”

Shoppers can browse online at shopcommunityarts.org or shop in-person. Curbside pick-up is also available.

The gift shop, located in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, was created by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County last year. At any given time, the shop may feature as many as 35 artisans specializing in mediums that include textiles, stained glass, mixed media, and sculpture. Artists don’t have to show in the Milton Rhodes Center’s Arboreal Gallery in order to sell in the gift shop, although there may occasionally be an overlap.

The shop is special and unique in the diversity of the artists and the products featured, Stokes says.

“We provide an array of artisan goods from artists of various backgrounds in different stages of their career,” she says. “More

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