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Black Siblings, Raised in the Projects, Release Their 8th Book About Thriving in Predominately White Industries

Nationwide — Meet Dr. Nicole B. Simpson and Sonji K. Grandy, two African American siblings who are the authors of a new book entitled Out of the Woods, a riveting duet autobiography of two women with two unique stories of overcoming tragedy, trauma, and insurmountable odds to ultimately live lives full of triumph and victory. Raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, these two sisters emerged from the Curries Woods housing projects to become a force of women united and shattering the glass ceilings of Wall Street and beyond. Collectively, they have sold more than 250,000 books.

With extensive backgrounds in the financial securities, investments, and insurance industries, both Nicole and Sonji have emerged as titans earning top 100 status and numerous awards, accolades, and international recognition throughout their thirty-year careers. Their commitment to educating underserved communities and disenfranchised people in the areas of wealth accumulation and asset protection are the cornerstones of what their careers stand on.

Out of the Woods is a memoir and also a dual masterclass on what strategy, consistency, faith, and a committed village can produce. Their candid, honest, and transparent recollections of their journeys give an up close and personal look at what it takes to become a formidable player in the world against all odds.

About the authors

Dr. Nicole B. Simpson, CFP is a practitioner with over 30 years of experience in the securities industry which she entered in 1991 and holds Series 7, 63, and 65 Securities licenses. She has been recognized in her industry by Investopedia which named her one of the Top 100 Financial Advisors of 2023. Most recently, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated chose her to receive the prestigious Woman of the Year Award.

Simpson is also a compelling empowerment speaker, television/ radio personality, and best-selling author, who compassionately assists families on how to begin to walk along the road to recovery when faced with a catastrophic, unexpected disaster. She is actively involved in spiritual, emotional, and economic empowerment.

She has been featured on Fox News, CNN, ABC News, PBS, BBC News, and more. Her books have received several prestigious literary milestones and nominations from the International Literary Book Awards, the Literary Global Book Awards, and the Bookfest Book Awards.

Sonji K. Grandy has over 30 years of background in the insurance industry, specializing in meeting the needs of affluent clients. She was awarded one of Insurance Business America’s” Elite Women of the Year” in 2021 and 2022. She has also been awarded one of Insurance Business America’s “Hot 100” in the insurance industry separating individuals who stand out for their exceptional work in the varying fields of insurance expertise for 2022 and 2023.

Mrs. Grandy is the Vice President of Generation X Community Association and an award-winning author and Minister. Her work with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives continues to expand as she addresses the needs of the marginalized and often passed people of color in the insurance industry. She is also the CEO and founder of Sonji K Grandy Consulting, LLC which provides mentorship and guidance for tomorrow’s leaders.

Book Details:
Out of the Woods
By Dr. Nicole B. Simpson, CFP, and Sonji K. Grandy
Harvest Wealth Publishing
Page count: 199 pages
ISBN: 979-89871782-3-2
Available for purchase at

Both sisters, Dr. Nicole Simpson and Sonji K. Grandy, are available to be booked for live and virtual events. All inquiries can be made at or (732) 377-2024.



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