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Talking Top Tens: Amanda Steinberg

Founder, DailyWorth

10.08.14

Amanda Steinberg is the founder of DailyWorth, the leading financial media company for women. Steinberg is a thought-leader on the topic of women and money, working to advance women’s financial confidence and wealth. She’s an engineer by training, a sales woman by profession, and a serial optimist at heart. DailyWorth serves millions of women monthly via its daily newsletters and website focused on money and career advice. 

Since its launch in 2009, Steinberg and DailyWorth have been featured in the New York Times, TIME and Cosmopolitan and on NY1, CNN and NBC news. Amanda is a graduate of Columbia University. Follow DailyWorth on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

And more with Amanda Steinberg…

What do you love most about your work?

I have an opportunity to help millions of women move from a place of feeling insecure to a place of feeling secure, and that’s just the greatest gift imaginable.

Your current Netflix addiction:

There are a few things. I love Downton Abbey, the Americans and the John Adams series, which was incredible.

One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:

Don’t try to be anyone but yourself because it’s not going to work anyways. Even if you seem really weird!

The trend you hope never goes out of style:

Bohemian flair. 

Your (real life) hero and why:

Jessica Jackley. She is the founder of Kiva.org. She’s really used Internet technologies to redistribute funds around the world in a way that’s just so unbelievably scalable and impactful. I want to have an impact on the world as profound as hers. 

Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:

My culinary obsession is my boyfriend because he’s spent ten years as a chef, even though he’s a professor now. He always makes me the most unbelievable meals. He was trained by Bobby Flay and cooked for many of Bobby’s restaurants over the years. He owned a diner in Philly for seven years after that, so he can really do the full range. 

At 9am each day, you are…

I am usually at my boyfriend’s coffee shop, InFusion. I get free coffee and bagels as perks.

Your biggest fashion faux pas or a regrettable style phase:

When I was thirteen, I shaved the whole underside of my head. I don’t think I regret it but it was kind of weird at the time. It was kind of my punk phase.

Charity/charities you support:

There are so many! My whole life has been very involved in social justice in some form, so that’s like asking a fashionista if there’s a particular store she likes. But definitely the ACLU because I used to be their Internet director and still support them. 

Your greatest achievement:

The construction of my life right now. I feel like all of my dreams and my reality have merged. It feels like I had to go through everything in my life to have the life I have right now. It feels like I’m living my dream, and I can trace the specific moment from which everything changed.