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What We Do

We provide financial independence to career professionals, entrepreneurs and individuals through our proven Methodology™

From us, you receive a dedicated team of credentialed experts & a trusted Consiglieri.

Through us, you gain access to valuable professional connections & resources to level-up.

With our help, you will advance your financial independence, grow your business, advance your career and build individual wealth.

We provide financial independence to career professionals, entrepreneurs and individuals through our proven Methodology™.

From us, you receive a dedicated team of credentialed experts & a trusted Consiglieri.

Through us, you gain access to valuable professional connections & resources to level-up.

With our help, you will advance your financial independence, grow your business, advance your career and build individual wealth.

Is it time to sell your company?

Our team can connect you with experts in Mergers and Acquisitions, while supporting you in the transition.

Ready to retire?

Plan your retirement in advance. Our financial planning software provides a formulaic pathway to ensure you have enough to retire and the right support to make it happen.

STRAWBERRY CROWNS

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Are you interested in launching a business or advancing your career?

We got you covered. Gain clarity in the metrics and build a business plan with a sustainable budget. Make strategic decisions in your career to level-up.

Get it right from the start. We will help you establish the right tax structure and get the correct formation documents completed.

Land the promotion. We’ll work with you to craft a process to advance in your career.

STRAWBERRY RUNNERS

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Do you want to become financially independent?

Our proven Methodology™ will strengthen your relationship with money and grow your knowledge of financial matters. By improving your monetary skill set you will experience positive financial outcomes.

 Strawberry Seeds

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Carly has a diverse background in handling complex financial matters. She advises women in the growth and preservation of business & personal wealth.
Prior to launching a non-profit affectionately known as, The Freckled Strawberry, Inc. in December of 2021, Carly worked in corporate finance for over 20 years.

This not only gives her the ability to provide counsel to others, but valuable insight as a woman who succeeded in a male-dominated field. She’s walked in the shoes of those she now supports as “The silent partner for trailblazers, lady bastons, and high performers.” “I call myself ‘consigliere’ because I am someone who gives it to you straight and will take your secrets to the grave. Because of that, people open their hearts to me,” Carly shares. Carly holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University, is a registered Investment Advisor with Wick Capital Partners, and currently holds her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

Carly has a diverse background in handling complex financial matters. She advises women in the growth and preservation of business & personal wealth.
Prior to launching a non-profit affectionately known as, The Freckled Strawberry, Inc. in December of 2021, Carly worked in corporate finance for over 20 years.

This not only gives her the ability to provide counsel to others, but valuable insight as a woman who succeeded in a male-dominated field. She’s walked in the shoes of those she now supports as “The silent partner for trailblazers, lady bastons, and high performers.”

 “I call myself ‘consigliere’ because I am someone who gives it to you straight and will take your secrets to the grave. Because of that, people open their hearts to me,” Carly shares.

Carly holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University, is a registered Investment Advisor with Wick Capital Partners, and currently holds her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

CEO, FOUNDER & EMPRESARIA
THE FRECKLED STRAWBERRY, INC.

Carly Meyer Bentley

Dr. Patricia McKernan has been a leader in the non-profit world for more than 25 years. As a C-level executive, she is uniquely experienced in managing and measuring performance in complex workplaces.

Pat is an effective communicator and powerful change agent in organizations serving individuals with complex needs. 

ADVISORY BOARD

Patricia McKernan

My name is Robyn Kiernan, and I am a Rutgers Business School graduate working at Johnson and Johnson as a Data Engineer. I've been working for my team for over a year and a half as an intern, but upon graduating in May I began working with the data standards team on two major SAP implementation initiatives. I am keenly aware of current events in politics and the economy, and have seen how the two have a direct effect in the field of business, especially in Supply Chain.

I enjoy the idea of finding new and improved processes for a business, as well as ingraining new green initiatives since sustainability is a passion of mine. In my free time I lift weights, grow my financial literacy skills, and learn about ethics and philosophy. I enjoy the outdoors and meditation, and have a love for movies and history. 

ADVISORY BOARD

Robyn Kiernan

Pattie Diggin earned an MBA degree from West Chester University in 1996. She joined West Chester University in 2011 as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and currently serves as the Director of The Cottrell Entrepreneurship Center. Pattie sits on the Board of Directors at The Fund for Women and Girls where she heads up the Marketing committee and is past chair of the Development Committee.

She is also a member of the Ambassador and Education Foundation committees at the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and sits on the i2n Board of the Chester County Economic Development Council. Since 2014 she has been a SCORE volunteer and works collaboratively with organizations in the region that are committed to expanding the impact of entrepreneurship programming and supporting development of small businesses.

ADVISORY BOARD

Pattie Diggin, MBA

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in human capital, talent management, and M&A Laura Kellers Queen has emerged as a leading voice in the HR field. She has quite literally changed the language within these arenas to better reflect and quantify the role and impact of the workforce on corporate performance.

“People Alpha” – or the excess return available to investors who recognize talent as strategic business assets -- has arrived and is creating advantages for those who adopt a more systematic, outcome-oriented approach to human capital management. Her book, People Economics: Defining and Measuring the True Value of Human Capital is widely regarded as a provocative and essential business resource.

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in human capital, talent management, and M&A Laura Kellers Queen has emerged as a leading voice in the HR field. She has quite literally changed the language within these arenas to better reflect and quantify the role and impact of the workforce on corporate performance.
“People Alpha” – or the excess return available to investors who recognize talent as strategic business assets -- has arrived and is creating advantages for those who adopt a more systematic, outcome-oriented approach to human capital management. Her book, People Economics: Defining and Measuring the True Value of Human Capital is widely regarded as a provocative and essential business resource.

ADVISORY BOARD

Laura Kellers Queen, EdD

John Tooher is the owner of Tooher Consulting LLC and former founder and owner (2014-2021) of HeadRoom LLC, a successful Business Accelerator and Consultancy Practice with two locations in suburban Philadelphia used by more than 100 businesses and start-ups.

As Senior Managing Partner at Tooher Consulting, John now applies his considerable experience to helping SME companies develop medium-term business roadmaps to reinvigorate their business or cope with growth and sometimes disruption. He also has significant experience in working with start-ups and emerging technology companies.

ADVISORY BOARD

John F. Tooher 

Negar Jahanbin is the CEO of Bella Vita Healthcare LLC, DBA Synergy HomeCare, a non-medical homecare agency that focuses on providing care to the elderly and disabled that bridges the gap between independent living and nursing homes. Her team’s commitment and passion for their work allows people to stay in their homes and maximize their quality of life for as long as possible.

For over a decade, Negar has led her team by example with kindness and compassion, while always striving for excellence in both operations and finance. In the community she serves, she is respected for her work ethic, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit. Negar prioritizes supporting team members to be the best version of themselves. If someone has a goal they want to accomplish, or a dream they want to pursue, she wants to help them in any way she can.

ADVISORY BOARD

Negar Jahanbin

Calvin Rose brings a unique range of useful industry experiences to the board of The Freckled Strawberry. Through his long career, Calvin has experience as a research scientist, acoustical engineer, salesperson/head of sales, marketing, finance, and executive management. 

These roles span across diverse industries including entertainment - CBS, audio products – Bose Corporation, machine vision and robotics – Visics Machine Vision (formerly Metrowest), pharmaceutical software – Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN), business technology consulting - BBN, corporate IT – Merrill Lynch, procurement, risk management, and contract negotiations – Merrill Lynch, Ally Financial, and Dechert LLP, and financial services, and investments – Clear Capital Management LLP.

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Calvin Rose

Lauren is Chief of Staff at Siegfried Advisory and is based in Philadelphia, PA. She is a licensed CPA and supports companies of all sizes in with leadership, tax, accounting, and finance services.

Lauren believes in the power of synergy between professional and personal lives and is motivated to serve those around her in both areas. She creates compelling relationships and is a trusted business advisor. Lauren has also worked as an international tax and supply professional for a public accounting firm.

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Lauren Campbell, CPA

Isabella is a matriculating student at DePaul University, majoring in honors finance, with an accounting minor. In 2022, she graduated from the Keeley Center’s Banking and Capital Markets Academy and is recognized as a high-performer on a fast-track academic schedule. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Females in Finance; an organization sponsored by DePaul University, and Chaired Co-President where she launched the inaugural women’s led Summit in the spring of 2022.

This summer, Isabella interns as a Credit Analyst with BMO Harris Bank’s Commercial Group, located in Chicago Illinois.

In her spare time, Isabella has a passion for helping women impacted by domestic violence and homelessness and donates her time to non-profits supporting these causes.

ADVISORY BOARD

Isabella Bransky

- Dr. Patricia McKernan

"Carly Meyer Bentley is dedicated to promoting the interests and well-being of women both personally and professionally. She aspires to empower women and their relationship with money as a means to increase not only their wealth but their independence. Carly inspires the best in others through her authentic and charismatic nature. She is a true friend, a great mom, and a loving spouse."

- Mr. Thomas Bentley, CEO of Bentley Homes

"Carly is passionate about helping other women. As an early entry into the male-dominated financial world, Carly had to deal with a number of uncomplimentary issues from men in senior positions. She did not complain and on one occasion left her best paying position. She remembers every setback and is determined to change the metric for women by empowering them through education, encouragement, and advice. She truly believes in our ability to succeed."

-  Mr. George McClellan, Esq

"With more than two decades of experience, Carly Meyer Bentley understands the needs of entrepreneurs. As a daughter of an entrepreneurs, it should come as little surprise that she developed into an entrepreneur herself while helping other entrepreneurs achieve their goals along the way. She truly is different."

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Who it's not for

Women doers, inventors, connectors, and facilitators.

The fiercely independent, or women entrepreneurs blazing new trails 

Lady bastions for career, leadership, advancement, and high performers 

The devoted mothers, teachers, lady fighters and mentors

Who it's for

Those afraid to look inward

Ladies who ignore their super power and stifle their dreams

(Pst... We know that's not you!)

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Interested in donating time, money or resources to women entrepreneurs of all ages? Leadership & 200 Seeds is the place for you. Each year we will be creating opportunity for women entrepreneurs to qualify for a grant to level-up HER business. All ages are welcome.

Philanthropy for Women Entrepreneurship

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Who benefits from the donations?

Any women owned business participating, benefits. The donor can also be the recipient.

How often can I give?

You can give as many times as you’d like. We recommend giving when you’ve benefited from a resource found here.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, it is!

What do I get if I refer a friend?

In addition to a giant thank you, you can apply for an opportunity to participate in a strategy session with a professional success team.