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Darrah Brustein

Equitable Payments
Partner
Darrah Brustein is an Atlanta transplant, by way of Philadelphia and Baltimore. She holds a BA from Emory University in Religion and Italian, which she ‘naturally’ parlayed into a career in wholesale apparel
sales. Ready for a new challenge, she joined forces with her twin brother to go into business brokering credit card processing and founded Equitable Payments in 2009 (which is still going strong today with clients in 37 states)!  Loving the excitement of entrepreneurship, she took the suggestion of some former classmates who complained about having a hard time making friends after college and founded Atlanta’s largest monthly social and professional networking organization, Atlanta Under 40, in 2011.  Out of her simple passion for networking and the joy she gets from making valuable connections for others, these events have become a huge success garnering national attention in publication like Inc. Magazine and the events are expanding into other cities. During all of this, Darrah identified a pressing need for resources for parents to teach young kids about money at home.  After studying the marketplace and realizing that few things exist, particularly for elementary aged kids, and more so, that are fun and engaging, Darrah
created Finance Whiz Kids and authored a series of 6 books that teach principles ranging from the value of a dollar, to short and long-term savings, to sharing, giving back, and the mystery of the ATM! She hopes to some day expand these tools into other formats of media with which kids engage like video games, apps, board games, and cartoons. Darrah sits on Emory University's Alumni Board and is a founding member of the Global Shapers Atlanta Hub.  When not working, Darrah loves to travel, read, do yoga, and write for outlets like Forbes and Little Pink Book.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 10
 

1:30pm