President of Harris & Harris Wealth Management Group
Zaneilia has been recognized twice as one of The Top 100 Influential Investment Advisors by
2017 | 2019 | 2020
Zaneilia Harris is President of Harris & Harris Wealth Management Group, LLC. Her passion is working with executive and professional women who are going through major life transitions, such as marriage, divorce, and widowhood, and need financial guidance to achieve their personal goals. Because of her passion, she is re-launching her teleconference series, Heels of Success, into a podcast. This podcast is love story to her daughter. She wants her daughter to look back and be proud of who her mother is and personally aspire to achieve greater. Sharing these positive money stories is Zaneilia’s way to combat the negativity in the media around women, specifically black women, and their finances. Making change one money conversation at a time. #SmartWomen #SmartMoney
Zaneilia is a shoe lover, appreciates quality, and recognizes the power of words and compound interest. She’s the author of the book, Finance ‘n Stilettos – Money Matters for the Well-Heeled Woman, former member of the CNBC Financial Advisor Council, a financial educator, blogger, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ who is passionate about finances and sharing her expertise with other women so they can become financially savvy. Connections and relationships are very important, that’s why she enjoys getting to know and understand her clients and spending time with family and friends. That’s why she celebrates who she is – a wife, mother, experienced professional and entrepreneur – because it helps her connect to the needs, hopes and expectations of her clients.
She brings a wealth of knowledge gained from her more than 25 years of experience in the financial and accounting industry. Her expertise has been featured in prominent publications and media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, US News & World Report, Forbes, Today Money, Women’s Day, Essence, Black Enterprise, Women’s Wear Daily, and PBS. She resides in a Maryland suburb just outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and daughter.
Zaneilia is the leading certified financial planner for African American women. She uses her voice to highlight issues pertaining to black women and is passionate about sharing their positive money stories. Her legacy is seeing her clients achieve their goals and knowing that her guidance helped them to get there.
Zaneilia has a passion for sharing what she knows.
Look no further, Zaneilia has spoken extensively for women’s conferences within the Washington Metropolitan Area and around the country as you can see from the list below.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Xi Omega Chapter’s Women & Girl’s Conference Baltimore’s Women in Blue Conference Bowie State University Coastal Carolina University Women’s Conference EcoWomen Annual Women’s Conference Empower 2016 ESSENCE Festival Everyone’s Talkin’ Money Podcast
Financial Planning Association Junior League Links, Inc. NAACP Leadership 500 Summit National Coalition on Black Civic Participation – Women of Power National Summit National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc – Dallas Metropolitan Chapter National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Operation Hope The Library of Congress The World Bank University System of Maryland Women’s Forum Urban Financial Services Coalition Video Series for CNBC online
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