Brenda Lane Richardson

Trained as a minister, Brenda Lane Richardson is a journalist, active public speaker, and the author of Story Power, The Language of Fertility, and Chesapeake Song. She has written a column for the Oakland Tribune, and her work has appeared in Essence, Glamour, Ms., and the New York Times Magazine.

“Deborah’s message of financial empowerment is critical in today’s society. Her commitment to helping people of all incomes build wealth aligns with our organization’s mission and values.”—Bishop T.D. Jakes

Richardson is an award-winning author. Her novel, Chesapeake Song garnered the 1993 Pen-Oakland Award and Richardson was named 1994 Author of the Year from the Go On Girl!, a national African-American book club. The novel was a Literary Guild selection. Her non-fiction title, 101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body, co-written with Elane Rehr was selected by as one of the year’s best parenting books. The book has been translated into eleven languages, and was the subject of a two-page article in People, and featured on NBC’s “Today.”

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