028 Teri Ijeoma — Investing, Lobbying for Social Change & Achieving Financial Freedom

A conversation with Teri Ijeoma

Welcome to She Invests, where you’ll hear from existing female angel investors, venture capitalists and fund managers on their investment thesis. From deal flow to exits, they will share the best practices that contribute to their success.

In this episode, Dr. Si lvia Mah welcomes Teri Ijeoma to the show to discuss Teri’s incredible transition from education to the stock market. Teri details the decision to quit her job, travel the world and begin trading full-time. She speaks to how she successfully parlayed her skills as a trader into an online curriculum that shares her investing strategies with people all over the world. Today, Teri is focused on investing, lobbying for social change, and helping all groups — primarily women and minorities — to gain financial freedom.

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Key Takeaways

  • 10:28 — How Teri has been able to transform the lives of the African American community by helping them build their wealth
  • 13:19 — Teri speaks to why COVID-19 impacted minority communities the hardest
  • 23:06 — The value Teri places on traveling the world
  • 25:18 — Teri provides insights on investing via the stock market
  • 32:10 — The criteria Teri utilizes to identify companies to invest in
  • 35:22 — Other tips and best practices for trading in the stock market and the importance of having confidence
  • 38:42 — Teri provides final thoughts on everything that’s going on in our current social climate
  • 41:08 — Teri talks about the value she places on having an abundance mindset
  • 42:13 — Dr. Silvia thanks Teri for joining the show and recaps highlights from the episode


“When I started making money in the stock market, all of a sudden my options and possibilities started to change.

“We’re not gonna be seen as equal until we can actually come to the table equally.

“I think a lot of times in the black and brown communities we’re not taught about investing. And if we are taught about investing, it’s usually in houses. It’s a great investment, but at the same time we can do so much better.

“One of the ways that investing is not gambling is by making sure that you have a really strong risk management plan.

“The thought is, you gotta be able to think towards the future and not just right now.

“There’s times when you need to have qualifications to get a seat at the table. And I think, when you do have more money then we’re gonna open up doors to a lot more people to have a seat at the table.

“If you can think about it, and believe it, and see something bigger than where you are right now, then you can achieve it.

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