Financial wellness consultant and advocate, Saijal Patel discusses:
- The myths & misconceptions around financial wellness
- Key elements of financial literacy employees need
- ROI positive, feasible solutions employers can deploy
Saijal Patel is the Founder and CEO of Saij Wealth Consulting, a financial consultancy and education platform with a mission to help women create financial independence and security through SaijElle and its online Strictly Money program, financial institutions better serve the needs of female investors, and companies build effective financial wellness & inclusion programs for all employees. With more than twenty years’ experience in the financial industry in North America and Asia, she is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and has held positions as a financial strategist and analyst.
Saijal is also the creator and host of Strictly Money, Canada’s only national personal finance program seen in more than 5 million homes. She’s a former business anchor and correspondent for Canada’s Business News Network (BNN), and CNBC Asia where she delivered commentary and analysis on Asian economies, stock markets and corporate news to more than 300 million households around the world. Her coverage earned her recognition as one of the most influential South Asian Women Executives in the Media and Entertainment Industry. Saijal led Manulife’s PR activities across Asia where she was instrumental in building the company’s brand awareness through top-tier media placements for executives, strategic PR campaigns and thought leadership.