Victoria Woods lives by the motto proudly displayed on a plaque in her office that reads, “The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one doing it.” Woods has been the one “doing it” for many years now. She is the founder and CEO of ChappelWood Financial Services, based in Edmond, Okla. Since 1988, ChappelWood has been helping clients both in Oklahoma and nationwide reach their financial goals.
As a successful entrepreneur and investor, Woods mixes wit and wisdom as she shares practical, easy-to-understand advice on the world of finance in her book, speaking engagements, radio program and website. “It’s All About the $Money, Honey!” is Woods' first book, written after the requests of several business clients and listeners to her radio program.
With years of experience in sales, sales training, professional speaking and business management, Woods brings a unique perspective to all she undertakes. Her training, experience and knowledge propelled her career to impressive heights, earning her numerous awards and honors. In addition, Woods founded Women for Financial Independence, an organization that helps women learn the strategies of investing and finance.
Woods is widely sought out to serve on various boards, committees and judging events, which includes judging the Mrs. International Pageant in 2008 and lecturing on Royal Caribbean International Cruises. Woods has also been selected as a White House Conference Delegate and a member of the President’s Advisory Board. She was named the National Association of Women Business Owners “Best of the Best,” and one of Oklahoma City’s Journal Record’s 50 Most Influential Women. Currently, she serves as Finance Chair for the Commission on the Status of Women. Her other accomplishments include her 31 year marriage to Larry Woods, a grandmother, a godmother, and enjoys Reno, her adorable canine.