Nice Girls Don’t Talk Money, with Dr. Lois Frankel

Dr. Lois Frankel - Aspiriant Money Tales Podcast

In this episode of Money Tales, our guest is Dr. Lois Frankel. Lois is the bestselling author of the inspirational Nice Girls series of books, which include Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It. She came from a background where nothing was expected of her. Lois shares that her brothers were encouraged to go out and make a lot of money while she was not encouraged to do much of anything. She says she was a quiet little girl, a nice girl, and Lois defines nice girls as females who act the way people expect them to – they’re women who follow the rules, don’t speak up and selflessly just get the job done. As she grew up, Lois realized she wanted so much more for herself. Ultimately, she found her true passion, which led to helping women push beyond these barriers.

Lois is President of Corporate Coaching International, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally sought-after keynote speaker in the fields of career and leadership development. Among other media appearances she has been a guest on Larry King Live, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Today Show, and 20/20 to discuss her books, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It. Her first book, Overcoming Your Strengths, was named “the best unsung business book of the year” by Fast Company Magazine. Her newest audiobook, Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out: How to Make Your Voice Heard, Your Point Known and Your Presence Felt, provides the tools for women to speak with courage and confidence.

Traveling extensively around the globe, Lois consults with corporations, professional associations, and affinity groups in the areas of career development, leadership, emotional intelligence, team effectiveness, and executive communication. Her experience working with clients like Amgen, Nestle, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, Walt Disney, BP, Experian and other corporate giants provides her with a depth and breadth of knowledge about what it really takes to get and keep the job you want.

Although she is proud of her many accomplishments, Lois is most proud of having founded two nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles: Motivating Our Students through Experience (MOSTE) and Bloom Again Foundation. She has been recognized for her work with women and girls with the Los Angeles County Commission on Women’s Woman of the Year Award, Maybelline New York’s Women Who Empower through Education Award, a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Phillips Graduate Institute, and a Presidential Medal and Distinguished Alumna Award from the State University of New York at Oswego. Her earned doctorate in Counseling Psychology is from the University of Southern California. Originally from New York, Lois loves living in California where she enjoys gardening, bicycling, and photography year-round.