‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’ Category

December 15th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Kelly Driscoll, Senior Vice President, State Street Corporation

By The Glass Hammer CEO and Founder Nicki Gilmour Kelly Driscoll knew she was in the right place to take on more responsibilities at State Street Global Advisors. She just didn’t know that her next step would involve moving to Asia; Hong Kong to be precise, to head up the broad Asset Management business for [...]

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December 12th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience, Christina Mohr, Managing Director at Citi

By Cathie Ericson Christina Mohr describes herself as “solidly an M&A person,” a statement reflected by her 34-year career on the Street. One of the first analysts on Wall Street in 1978, she became the first female partner in Mergers and Acquisitions at Lazard Freres, prior to joining Salomon Brothers (which became part of Citi), [...]

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December 11th, 2014, 6:00 am

Mover & Shaker: Silvia Lucena Gosalvez, M&A Director, PwC Spain

By Cathie Ericson Silvia Lucena Gosalvez has spent her entire career on the M&A team for PwC Spain, having joined 15 years ago after a short stint at a family business while finishing her tax advisement master’s degree. And for her that has been a perfect fit. “Being on the M&A team has given me [...]

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December 10th, 2014, 6:00 am

Mover & Shaker: Kristin Wells, Deputy Practice Group Leader, Corporate & Securities Group, Reed Smith LLP

By Cathie Ericson “Play the course and not the other players,” says Kristin Wells, when asked about her personal drive. “Don’t constantly compare yourself to others. Instead, focus on what you’re doing right, and improve on what you need to within yourself.” Wells has embodied the definition of a ‘mover and shaker’ since she began [...]

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December 9th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Priscilla Hughes, General Counsel Europe & Asia and Chief Counsel M&A in Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters

By Beth Senko “Explore and learn about all the things you can achieve and then ask for what you want.” That’s the advice Priscilla Hughes of Thomson Reuters gives to women, whether they are novices or seasoned professionals—a lesson she had to learn the hard way. Growing up in Brooklyn, Hughes didn’t know how many [...]

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December 8th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Alison Mass, Co-head of the Financial Sponsors Group in the Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs

By Cathie Ericson “Clients want to do business with people they like and trust, and you can only build trust over a long period of time,” says Goldman Sachs’ Alison Mass. Mass began her career in the fast-paced industry at Drexel Burnham after earning her MBA in 1981 from New York University. Then in 1990, [...]

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December 4th, 2014, 6:00 am

Mover & Shaker: Belen Navarro, Financial Lines Regional Manager, Latin America & Caribbean at AIG

By Cathie Ericson After earning degrees in Business & Insurance Science and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca in Spain, Belen Navarro began her professional career in April 1997 as an account executive at a brokerage firm in Madrid. In 1997 she joined AIG Europe, where she held various positions of increasing responsibility in [...]

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December 1st, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Sanja Udovicic, Partner in Project Finance Group, Shearman & Sterling

By Cathie Ericson Client service and innovative deal making are what drive Sanja Udovicic, a partner in global law firm Shearman & Sterling’s project finance group in London. “My proudest professional achievements derive from successfully accomplishing my clients’ objectives and delivering their goals,” she says, particularly when working on what she describes as “complicated and [...]

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November 24th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Lisa Carnoy, Division Executive for Northeast and Metro New York U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

By Jarod Cerf Lisa Carnoy, Division Executive for Northeast and Metro New York U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, is a persistent and self-described optimist. Carnoy is pleased to have both “survived and thrived in” the multiple market and corporate changes over the years, including the end of junk bonds, the tech crunch, [...]

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November 17th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Amanda Tepper, CEO of Chestnut Advisory Group

By Cathie Ericson Fresh out of college, Amanda Tepper, currently a financial industry leader as founder and CEO of Chestnut Advisory Group, set her sights on a career in the radio industry. “And then one night, as I stood on stage introducing Ozzy Osbourne, I realized it was not for me. Time to get off [...]

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