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Sonia Lewis

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Latest 18 Mar 2023 | Updated Daily

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#44 - Paying Off Student Loans While Building Wealth w/ Sonia Lewis

Melanin Money Show

With the rise in conversation surrounding student loan cancellation, we had to bring a Melanin Millionaire’s perspective to the conversation! With nearly 2 Trillion Dollars owed in student loans, Americans are in danger of not having the substantial net worth they work so hard for.  Sonia Lewis ( The Student Loan Doctor) is on a mission to help as many Melanin Entrepreneurs navigate through the journey of paying down ( and eventually off ) their student loan debt. In this episode we unpack :  The disproportionate ways student loan debt affects people of color , in particular, women and how she is advocating and equipping them for freedom.  Staying the Course As An Entrepreneur: the early days of her journey to help others navigate through their student loan woes and how she branded herself as the Student Loan Doctor.  Planning For the Future : putting together an actionable plan for paying down your student loan debt.  Paying for the Past : working through the mental and emotional toll of paying for the past expenses related to your college experience.  Relationships and Debt : being honest and transparent about one’s financial standing with a significant other and “counting the cost” to see how financial health can affect the relationship.  And so much more! Connect with Sonia on IG : https://www.instagram.com/thestudentloandoctor Ask your money questions here : https://www.videoask.com/fjp1gzv8y  Visit http://www.blackequitycon.com to get your 20% OFF registration. Use code “20MMC” for our 100 ticket sponsored giveaway or until the LINK EXPIRES Join the Melanin Money Experience today :  https://melaninmoney.com/join/ Get unlimited access to all of our Masterclasses here :  https://melaninmoney.com/financialflix/ Need a financial check up? Get your WEALTH HEALTH SCORE today :  https://www.mywealthhealthscore.com Take your financial advisor wherever you go with POCKET ADVISOR:  https://melaninmoney.com/pocketadvisor/ Follow the Melanin Money brand on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_melaninmoney_/ - Connect with George on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/georgeacheampongjr/ - Connect with Carter on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/cofield_advisor/ - Connect with Jacqueline on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/jacquelineplans/

1hr 9mins

1 Jun 2022

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EP. 67 " Ain't No Forgiveness Bae" with Sonia Lewis

We Talk Back

This week the ladies are talking debt, and not just any debt student loan debt which many can relate to. So to help and guide our listeners to resolving their student loan debt, we had CEO and Student Loan doctor Sonia Lewis as a special guest. During the episode she spills the tea on the reality of student loans, dropped some gems on how to get around student debt and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

28 Apr 2022

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69. Diversity Equity Inclusion: Interview with Sonia Lewis

Happiness Solved

Happiness Solved with Sandee Sgarlata. In this episode, Sandee interviews Sonia Lewis. Sonia Lewis has been described as fearless and unflinching; driven by the integrity of hard work; a dreamer and problem solver; and a bully to the bullies with power and influence. Sonia Lewis co-founded ASCRIBE Educational Consulting on February 13, 2009, while sitting in a booth at Stage Coach Restaurant in Sacramento, CA, while having birthday brunch with a friend. They wrote a mission and vision statement on napkins. Sonia channeled how supported she felt at age 7 when she daringly challenged liberty and justice for all. Core to her dream for ASCRIBE was to lean on equity and resources for the most marginalized in community. A former high school Social Studies teacher and Program Director, Sonia took a leap of faith into the world of entrepreneurship. She is a visionary and isn't willing to accept the norm, as the standard we are forced to accept. Connect with Sonia : ascribe.consulting@gmail.com Sandee’s Group Coaching: https://sandeesgarlata.mykajabi.com/happiness-solved-for-everyone-sp Connect with Sandee www.sandeesgarlata.com Sandee’s book: www.sandeesgarlata.com/the-book Podcast: www.happinesssolved.com www.facebook.com/coachsandeesgarlata www.twitter.com/sandeesgarlata www.instagram.com/coachsandeesgarlata


25 Feb 2022

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1074 – Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Company Culture with Ascribe Educational Consulting’s Sonia Lewis

The Thoughtful Entrepreneur

In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge talks to anti-racism impact strategist and the CEO of Ascribe Educational Consulting, Sonia Lewis. Sonia shares that she has done this work for over ten years – and the last two years have seen quadruple the work for her, understandably. Diversity, equity, and inclusivity should be a part of each and every organization, no matter how small. Every team member should feel a part of the whole, and Sonia works strategizing and developing how to make an inclusive space for every member of a team. Sonia shares that they facilitate a lot of conversations – and do a lot of listening. Sonia also talks about what doesn’t work and they collaborate with these organizations to help develop that team inclusivity.Josh shares his take – we all have blind spots. Sonia shares some ways to educate yourself. Individuals who have worked hard and worked their way up to achieve their goals sometimes don’t realize how many others missed out on those opportunities. The United States is a talent-resource rich country. No one is coming to take what you have, which is a primary fear that many groups feel, Sonia shares. That’s just not reality – equity comes with having perspective on your own situation. Equity is about meeting the needs of those who are most marginalized, disenfranchised, and most vulnerable in an organization. More often, those individuals are black, indidgenous, female, LatinX, LGTBQ+, and/or a lower socioeconomic status. Equity means creating opportunities for those in these marginalized groups. The truth is, it will never be an even playing field, and that’s what equity is all about. Josh and Sonia also discuss how they’ve heard entrepreneurs struggling to hire a diverse team. It’s all down to how you treat people and the world around you. Everything you say and do impacts how you’re perceived, and if your company culture isn’t dialed in, having a truly inclusive and diverse team just isn’t possible. Positive messages of inclusion are absolutely essential.Sonia also shares some of her incredible background. She shares that her experiences have helped her to spread the message that children should be seen and heard. Encouraging children to be open about their struggles, especially those in marginalized communities, is critical to fostering a better future generation. According to her website, Sonia Lewis's debut children's book focuses on encouraging children to trust their voice and adults to do the same. Be ready for reflective questions, insightful conversation, and a new perspective on how children see and experience the world. Pre-order her book here. Want to learn more? Check out Inspired Ascribe Educational Media’s website at https://www.ascribesuccess.com/. Check out Sonia Lewis on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-lewis-your-antiracist-solutionist/. Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time!More from UpMyInfluence:✅ We are actively booking guests for our DAILY Entrepreneur Success Podcast. Schedule HERE.✅ Are you a 6-figure consultant? Let us fill your sales schedule and move you to 7-figures. Learn more here.✅ Check out our free Authority Transformation Masterclass.


15 Feb 2022

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Equity is a Love Language with Sonia Lewis

F50Woman: Because We're Not Done Yet

“Born a rebel she experienced alienation early. But that never deterred her from her life’s purpose. Her father dealt with his struggles very differently than her mother and she learned from them both. As a result, she has grown into her own position on diversity and equity and now Sonia Lewis is calling for openness and reconciliation in the hope of creating a world where all its children can play on a leveled playing field. Whether this talk encourages you to be bolder or pushes your buttons, it’s another boundary breaking true story that we all need to hear from another bold and fearless F50Woman.”We Talk About…Not standing for the PledgeWhistle-blower repercussionsEquity and Anti-racism workBuilding business capacity & the exit planWhat equity meansThe thing that stops equityHow to deal with being attackedFearlessnessThe green light to success What courage is and how to be itThe importance of restQuotes She Served Up:“Equity is my love language”“Imagine a world if equity was really thought out, strategically planned…”“I don’t think in the perspective of fear, I lean on what’s right”“Be courageous enough to not know all of the answers”“Fear is not this thing that is going to come get you, it’s mental”Advice for Her Younger Self: Trust other people’s journeysSonia’s Book: “Monsters and Aliens” (*Available February 13, 2022)Recommended Book: 1.       “Autobiography of Assata Shakur” by Assata Shakur2.       “The bluest eye” by Tonni MorrisonMust Do Every Day: Take a nap/rest wellContact Information: Website: https://www.ascribesuccess.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASCRIBEsuccessAre you an F50Woman who’s Not Done Yet? Subscribe and Connect if you’d like to share your story: f50woman.com@gmail.com | www.f50woman.comFollow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn | Share us on all of your media channels with the Hashtags: #F50WNDY #F50Woman #Facing50 Podcast Guest Match PodMatch Automatically Matches Ideal Podcast Hosts And Guests For Interviews Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=4UGSTLTM94WJY)


29 Jan 2022

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Salons and Student Loans feat. Sonia Lewis, The Student Loan Doctor

Gettin' Grown

Salons and Student Loans feat. Sonia Lewis, The Student Loan Doctor Jade and Keia welcome Sonia Lewis aka "The Student Loan Doctor" to the show to talk all things student loans, student loan repayment, and strategies for creating and sustaining multiple streams of income to live your best life. https://www.doctorpleasehelpme.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thestudentloandoctor/?hl=enSupport the Show: Now is the time to prioritize you health. Go to Zocdoc.com/grown and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today.Stop by McDonald’s today and enjoy two of your faves, like the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Filet-O-Fish or 10 piece Chicken McNuggets for only $6.https://gettingrown.co/ https://www.patreon.com/gettingrownEmail: GettinGrownPodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @GettinGrownPodIG: @GettinGrownPodFacebook: www.Facebook.com/GettinGrownPodcast

1hr 46mins

25 Jan 2022

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Establishing Equity & Ending Racism in Education with: Sonia Lewis

Lets Have This Conversation

For Sonia Lewis it all started at age 7, when she refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance because she didn't see "liberty and justice for all," especially those who looked like her, her family, and her community. Earning degrees in History and Psychology, a Master's in Education and teaching for nearly 20 years were all foundational to the vision of ASCRIBE Educational Consulting, LLC and EDIFY Humanity 501c3. From age 7 to now, at the center of Sonia's motivation is humanity and belonging. She is on a mission to rectify the harm and oppressions of racism....and is unflinching in asking the tough questions, facing uncomfortable truths, and building on equity driven outcomes. Acknowledging that we all have perpetuated norms based on conditionings from a  white supremacy lens has divided our collective ability to stand in solidarity rather than compete in oppression Olympics. In building a future that is anti-racist, humanity must matter, and equity needs to be at the center of the equation. There is no better time than the present to fight for those most marginalized and disenfranchised by a system with the intent to deny access to wealth, life, liberty, and justice. Get ready for a conversation with Sonia Lewis,  a mother, wife, influencer, entrepreneur, and all around unapologetic yet authentic Black magical force to be reckoned with....brace yourself for a true heart to heart for change.  She joined me this week to tell me more. For more information: https://www.ascribesuccess.com/ Facebook: @ASCRIBEsuccess Instagram: @ascribesuccess


22 Jan 2022

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Get Rid of Your Student Loan Debt with Sonia Lewis The Student Loan Doctor


Sonia Lewis, is CEO of an award-winning business, The Student Loan Doctor LLC. Sonia is considered the people’s expert for all matters related to student loan debt repayment. She has over 10 years of practical higher education and financial aid experience.  The Student Loan Doctor LLC has been recognized as the first African American and woman-owned student loan repayment company in the country. The business has also received two citations from the City of Philadelphia because of the business’s impact within the Philadelphia community. The company was designed to educate others about their student loan debt and provide assistance in making a tangible plan for repayment. The social impact goal of the business is to help a generation of borrowers become free of debt to promote social mobility and wealth building. The conversations you never get to hear with DWNTWNWRLD Editor - In - Chief Kay Blair. LISTEN TO PREVIOUS AUDIO EPISODES AT https://linktr.ee/dwntwnwrld VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE NEWS & INSPIRATION: www.dwntwnwrld.com SHOP WITH US: https://www.dwntwnwrld.com/shop ADD US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: @dwntwnwrld EMAIL FOR FEATURES & SPONSORSHIP: dwntwnwrld@gmail.com


11 Sep 2021

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E127 - Erasing History with Sonia Lewis

The Roller Coaster of Midlife

As far as we’ve come, we still have to admit that we are not all treated equally. Labels such as race, gender, sexual orientation and economic status continue to silently create a divide and conflict. Join me for this episode where I chat with Sonia Lewis, who at the age of 7 decided to no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance because she didn’t see Liberty and Justice for all. Today, Sonia continues to fight for people through her company Ascribe Educational Training. Connect with Sonia www.ascribesuccess.com, on Facebook @ASCRIBEsuccess and Instagram @ASCRIBEsuccess Your support of The Roller Coaster is always appreciated, please make sure to SUBSCRIBE! If you REALLY like what you hear, leave a comment, and share it with your friends! You can find me on: www.therollercoaster.com Facebook @therollercoasterpodcast Instagram @the_roller_coaster_podcast JOIN US! www.necturegrowth.com and follow Necture Growth Network on Instagram @necturegrowth Thanks for joining me today and until next time I’m sending my virtually distant hugs!


16 Aug 2021

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Sonia Lewis - Ascribe Success

For Change Be Bold Podcast

From the classroom to now an entrepreneur. Our guest for this week's episode is the founder of Ascribe Success. With nearly 20th years of educational background as a History teacher. Sonia Lewis passion has always been educational equity, and she took the leap to start a business to  provide the much needed student services many school fail to have time or resources to deliver. Sonia Lewis have create  a content for students  that focuses on DEI - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Sonia Lewis consider herself a "Women Change-maker". Sonia launched a program designed for Organizational Leaders and Corporate Executives to provide the direction needed in brining Equity/Anti-Racism professional development to their team. Listen to the full chat to hear how Ascribe Success youths learn and growth in with the community.  Follow Ascribe Success on Instagram @ascribesuccess  Website www.ascribesuccess.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/forchangebebold/message


13 Aug 2021