Oct 10, 2024 - Oct 17, 2024

Online event

In this TWO-SESSION ONLINE Masterclass series, embark on a transformative journey from creative passion to financial prosperity! This is an exclusive course tailored for SCBWI members by expert Anna Orenstein-Cardona, author, NFEC-certified financial educator and founder of Wear Your Money Crown®. EMPOWER yourself! Find out more about how Anna can help YOU as a creative business person below. To BOOK, please purchase your ticket by clicking on the BOOK NOW! link below. This is NOT a free event!



SESSION ONE: Thursday, 10th of October, 7:00-8:30pm (60 minutes plus Q & A) From Passion to Prosperity: The Art of Creatorpreneurship

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Why Take this Class?

Embark on a transformative journey from creative passion to financial prosperity with our exclusive session tailored for SCBWI-BI members. In "From Passion to Prosperity," discover the art of Creatorpreneurship—a paradigm shift that transcends traditional roles and propels authors and illustrators into the realm of successful entrepreneurs.


Key Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the essence of Creatorpreneurship, transcending the traditional roles of authors and illustrators to become successful entrepreneurs in the competitive world of children's book creation. 2. Explore techniques for finding your inner entrepreneur, striking a harmonious balance between your creative passion and the practicalities of running a successful creative business. 3.Gain hands-on insights into the world of income diversity for creators. Through real-life examples, discover how to strategically build and diversify your income streams with confidence.


Balance Artistry and Business

Uncover the secrets of balancing your artistic vision with business acumen, gain insights on building and diversifying your income streams, and learn why adopting the mindset of a Creatorpreneur is not just a choice but a necessity. This one-hour exploration will empower you to combine your creativity with strategic thinking and a proactive approach, amplifying your success as a creator.

SESSION TWO: Thursday 17th of October, 7:00-8:30pm (60 minutes plus Q & A) Financial Resilience for Creators: Navigating the Challenges and Safeguarding Your future

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Why Take this Class?

Join us in Session Two as we delve into the critical topic of Financial Resilience for creators in the ever-evolving landscape of the children's book industry.

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Key Learning Outcomes Session 2

1. Understand the concept of financial resilience and its significance in navigating the challenges faced as creators. 2. Delve into actionable strategies to effectively manage and grow your money, including tax-efficient approaches that contribute to sustaining your financial fortitude as a creator. 3. Learn how to lay the groundwork for a robust foundation that supports your future self, emphasizing the importance of financial planning through savings and pension investments.

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Practical Steps and Actionable Strategies

Explore the practical steps to define resilience and create actionable strategies to effectively manage and grow your money. In this one-hour session, you will learn how to safeguard your financial well-being and lay the groundwork for a robust foundation to support you both now and in the future.

Your Speaker


Anna Orenstein-Cardona

Anna Orenstein-Cardona, a Puerto Rican native, is an NFEC-certified financial educator and founder of Wear Your Money Crown®. Passionate about bridging financial inequality, she empowers individuals and organizations through creative, heart-centered education and initiatives. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from MIT, she brings over two decades of senior leadership experience on Wall Street and in the City of London. A fun fact is that she once advised actor Colin Firth in a trading scene for Born Equal, a television film for the BBC. Beyond the world of finance, she is a published children's author. Her debut book, The Tree of Hope, earned a prestigious SLJ star and was recognized as a 'Best Children’s Book of the Year – 2023 edition' by Bank Street College of Education. Anna is an alumna of Faber Academy and an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as Las Musas. In 2023, she was honored to be selected as a #PBRisingStar mentee. Balancing her time between London and the USA, Anna treasures moments with her loved ones and furry friends. Connect with her on Instagram (@wearyourmoneycrown) and Twitter (@BoricuaAnna).


Cost: for BOTH webinars:

£25 for SCBWI members

£35 Non-SCBWI members

Your Zoom link will be included in the confirmation email when you book your ticket. Recordings will be available for a period of TWO WEEKS following each Zoom Webinar session.

No refunds. Programme subject to change without forward notice.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF FULLY-FUNDED PLACES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SCBWI MEMBERS IN FINANCIAL NEED, WHO ARE RESIDENT OF THE BRITISH ISLES REGION AND WHO BELONG TO UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES. We recognise all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA+, BAME, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalisation. To apply: email with FINANCE MASTERCLASS FREE PLACE REQUEST and details of your eligibility no later than 30 September 2024.

Bookings close on 6 October 2024.