Neale Godfrey succeeded in what was (and still can be considered) a man's world. Starting her journey in the financial world with The Chase Manhattan Bank in 1972, Neale Godfrey entered the Global Credit Executive Training Program and exceled to become one of the first female executives in the industry. Her career was highlighted by the 1980 merger of Dupont – Conoco, the largest merger in the U.S. at that time, which Neale spearheaded for Chase. After 13 years at Chase, Neale became President of The First Women’s Bank and subsequently, the founder of The First Children’s Bank.
In 1989, Neale formed the Children’s Financial Network to empower children and parents to take charge of their financial future. Since then, she has published 27 books for pre-school through high-school students and their parents, including a #1 New York Times Best Seller, Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children. She also created the first money curricula for students in Pre-K through 6th grade. She appears often in the media, including being on such TV shows as: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNBC, CNN, etc. She is a former contributor to Forbes and a current personal finance contributor to Kiplinger.
Neale Godfrey has spoken to hundreds of women’s groups, which include the following organizations:
- UN Women
- Women’s Foundation of Arkansas
- Young Jewish Professionals
- Young President’s Organization (YPO)
- Nursing Associations