Emmy award-winning journalist Valerie Coleman Morris is a former business anchor for CNN Domestic and CNN International. In her later years at CNN, Morris reported primarily on personal finance issues with a daily segment called "Smart Assets." In 2007, Morris decided to follow her passion and focus exclusively on financial literacy as an aspect of business and social economics. Her core interest is financial literacy and self-reliance for women and people of color, two of the most disenfranchised segments of the population concerning money issues. Morris continues to write and narrate the nationally-syndicated radio column she created titled "With the Family in Mind." Debuting in 1986 and currently airing on CBS Network Radio, this immensely popular program highlights family and sandwich generation issues and their money implications. A sought-after lecturer on financial literacy and astute money management, Morris works as a facilitator, keynote speaker and Mistress of Ceremonies for senior executive conferences, corporate staff and employee special events, motivating audiences to understand and pursue the path to financial independence.