I’m Juanita Stephens, a Financial Planner in the Austin, Texas area. I have been a financial professional since 2004. My career began at IBM as a Programmer and Software Development Manager for 18 years. I successfully made the transition from corporate to entrepreneur in 1995 when my husband and I opened a bookstore, and later converted that business to an e-commerce gifts and collectibles store. In 2004 I became an Agent/Owner with Farmers Insurance and Financial Services, proudly serving all of Texas.
I consider myself an educator. Through my practice, we offer free financial literacy classes. A native Austinite, I served as a Founder and School Board Vice President for Meridian Charter School in Round Rock, TX for six years. I served as Board Chair for the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce in Austin, TX. I am active in my church choir and Prayer Shawl Ministry.
I have been quoted in newspaper and magazine articles, including Austin Business Journal and Ujima Magazine. I conduct monthly “Wisdom, Women & Wealth” educational seminars and have been guest speaker at conferences such as the Executive Women in Texas Government. I also host a “Wisdom & Wealth” seminar catered to individuals of all ages. I was featured on the ABC/Yahoo Remake America series.
I am married to Paul Stephens. We have two wonderful children and two beautiful grandchildren. We spend our time fishing and gardening. I am an avid crochet buff.