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From the outside, you have it all: the advanced degree and fulfilling career, the loving family and nice home. But inside, it’s a different story. Student loans and credit card debt still follow you around and living paycheck to paycheck feels like you’ve missed an important memo only your financially-free counterparts have received. 

You’re relying on the next promotion and big raise to feel better about your finances, but what if making more money isn’t the solution you need? What if you could have all the money you want with a few simple adjustments?

Changing your financial status—like many things in life—is mind over matter: The way you think about money impacts the amount of money you have.

In Defining Wealth for Women, Bonnie Koo, MD, shows you why everything you’ve ever learned about money is probably wrong. She reveals the common misconceptions and limiting beliefs that many professional women have when it comes to money, helping you see what’s possible when you break through the self-imposed ceiling you’ve created. Even if you’ve never struggled with finances, this book helps you take your financial status to the next level and make your money work for you. 


"Defining Wealth for Women marries brain science and the sordid history of women and money to empower women with the tools they need to create wealth."

-Farnoosh Torabi

Host, So Money podcast and author of When She Makes More

"This book should be required for every woman at every stage of their wealth building. Our thoughts about money are formed by multiple factors and it’s about time to take control of them through the lessons taught in Defining Wealth for Women."

-Hala Sabry, DO, MBA

Founder, Physician Moms Group and Feminist Legacy Coach

"This book is an invitation for women to challenge the common belief that it is taboo to talk about money.  It is not only okay to talk about money, but it is critically important for women to talk about money if we ever want to earn equal pay or have equal economic power."

-Sunny Smith, MD

Founder, Empowering Women Physicians

"Bonnie Koo’s work is so important. In a world where even highly-trained professional women earn less than their male counterparts, we have to take our financial futures into our own hands. This book will help you do just that."

-Kara Loewentheil

Host, UnF*ck Your Brain podcast

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Bonnie Koo, MD, is a wealth coach, physician, and the founder of Wealthy Mom MD. Her mission is to teach and empower women with the cognitive tools to create wealth.

While facing her own financial struggles after completing her medical degree at Columbia, Bonnie decided to educate herself and make her money work for her. Today, she’s a CEO and thought leader on the topic of wealth for women.

When she’s not coaching, speaking, or podcasting, you can find Bonnie chasing her young son or under an umbrella in Hawai’i.

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"Dr. Bonnie Koo is the voice professional, ambitious women need to feel empowered about their money choices. She is an excellent example of someone who went from being in debt to becoming an investing powerhouse. She is a trusted voice in the personal finance space and someone many women, myself included, look up to."

-Catherine Alford

Author, Mom's Got Money, A Millennial Mom's Guide to Managing Money Like a Boss

"Bonnie Koo is calling for a "Women's Wealth Revolution," and her book Defining Wealth for Women is going to kickstart that revolution. Her book beautifully marries science with strategy and offers the tools every woman should master to become wealth empowered. This is a must-read for any woman who desires peace, purpose, and plenty of cash!"

-Amy Porterfield

Host, Online Marketing Made Easy podcast

"If you want to learn the truth about your own money beliefs and exactly how to change them, this is a must-read."

-Natalie Bacon, JD, CFP


"Every woman needs this book.  We have to start the change we want to see so that our daughters and granddaughters aren’t still fighting for true financial equality and equal pay. The change starts with us at an individual level and our socialized beliefs, many of which we’re unaware of, that are holding us back.  Bonnie's book is a roadmap on everything you need to begin that journey. A must read!"

-Linda Street, MD

Host, Simply Worth It podcast

"Many financial experts view money as if it’s a math problem with an easy formula, setting women up for frustration when the formula doesn’t work. Dr. Koo takes us for a non-jargon stroll through the brain’s architecture and natural instincts that can trip us up on money and society’s women-specific programming that pile-on those instincts. Armed with the truth, we learn how to make, own and manage our money confidently."

-Sarah Catherine Gutierrez

Founder, Aptus Financial and author of But First, Save 10: The One Simple Money Move That Will Change Your Life

"Women often hold themselves back from being (and feeling) wealthy. Defining Wealth for Women is for every woman ready to break that cycle."

-Letizia Alto, MD

Host, Rich Doc Poor Doc podcast