Vestpod Team

Emilie Bellet - founder


I am the founder and CEO of Vestpod, and my mission is to change the conversation about money and empower women financially. Vestpod is a digital platform with a popular weekly newsletter as well as personal finance workshops and networking events.

I am the author of You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich published by Cassell - #1 bestseller on Amazon. This handbook will help debunk the financial jargon, break the money taboo and help you to spend, save and earn better. With contributions from industry leaders, entrepreneurs and women I met running Vestpod, and packed with actionable tips, I outline an agenda for understanding your bank balance, making and managing more money, setting goals, and establishing success-oriented routines, with worksheets.

Previously I worked in private equity and started my career at Lehman Brothers. I also built a first business in the tech recruitment space.

My writing has appeared in the Financial Times and Vestpod has been featured on TV and in publications such as BBC News, Financial Times, Vogue, refinery29, Financial News, Stylist, Sheerluxe, Monocle and Courier Magazine. I also co-authored The WealthTech Book. Emilie has been included in the Women In FinTech Powerlist 2018 ("Rising Stars") by Innovate Finance and is a finalist in the 2018 Women in Finance Awards (“Disruptor of the year”).

Over the past 2 years I have been talking to women and hosting workshops and events about money, career and finance.

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Recent Articles

"Emilie Bellet: the start-up founder bringing financial education to women" Financial Times

"Why women need to stop saving their cash – and start investing" The Guardian

"How to negotiate your salary – and get a better offer" Vogue

"What women can teach us about investing" Financial Times column

The Coolest Woman In Money On How To Take Control Of Your DebtRefinery 29 UK

Tips from a private equity analyst turned personal finance guruFinancial News

Some Other Cool Things

I participated in Google Campus for Mums program, and Vestpod is part of The Family (the European platform for entrepreneurs) and Natwest RBS Fintech accelerator. Vestpod has been shortlisted in the 2018 Women in Finance Awards as Disruptor of the year! I am a co-author of the WealthTECH book published by Wiley.  I also played fieldhockey for the French national team in my 20's!


Melissa Katsoulis - Awesome writer

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I met Melissa through a friend. We work remotely but speak weekly. Melissa is helping me out write the newsletter and edit a lot of things I write. She is simply the best writer you could dream of.

Melissa is a journalist and editor with experience at The Times, The Financial Times and Sunday Telegraph. She is the author of Telling Tales: A History of Literary Hoaxes.