Founder of MeVest
Lesley-Anne Scorgie’s passion for personal finance was strong well before her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2001. What started all the fuss in the first place was when she took up teaching her high school business class about investing, much to her teacher’s surprise. This resulted in the local newspaper writing about her, which in turn triggered interest from the producers of the Oprah Winfrey show.
Since appearing on the show in 2001 called “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth”, Lesley-Anne has branched out as a bestselling author, renowned professional speaker, educator and popular columnist and television personality. Her area of expertise has also expanded into career navigation, entrepreneurship and women’s workplace equity and diversity issues.
Today she is armed with her three books The Modern Couple’s Money Guide: 7 Smart Steps to Building Wealth Together (April 2016), Well-Heeled: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Rich (April 2014), and Rich by Thirty: Your Guide to Financial Success (January 2007/2015).
Lesley-Anne owns and operates MeVest, a money school for Canadians offering one-on-one money coaching and employer programs.
In addition to being a guest of Oprah Winfrey, Lesley-Anne has made numerous television appearances including CBC, Breakfast Television, The Social, Montel Williams, and MTV Live. Her financial articles have appeared in publications such as Metro News, Toronto Star, Men’s Health magazine, the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. Lesley-Anne has been a spokesperson for Government Savings Bonds and BMO Bank of Montreal.
Lesley-Anne has a BComm from University of Alberta and an MBA from Queen’s University. In 2011 Lesley-Anne won Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 award and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.