‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’ Category

April 17th, 2014, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Triinu Magi, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Neura

By Michelle Hendelman Triinu Magi, Co-Founder and CTO of Neura, a company leading the trend on the Internet of Things, has always believed in paving her own path. Growing up in Estonia, Magi was instilled early on with the idea that everyone had the opportunity to create their own successful future. This mentality and entrepreneurial [...]

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April 14th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Heather Kafele, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

By Michelle Hendelman Looking back on her career, Heather Kafele, a Washington, DC-based litigation partner at global law firm Shearman & Sterling, remembers that she was not exactly sure which career path she wanted to take. She was certain about one thing, though: “I was very passionate about the world’s injustices.” Before going to law [...]

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April 7th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Edith Cooper, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs

By Michelle Hendelman For the last six years, Edith Cooper has been the Global Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs. In other words, she is responsible for the well-being, development and promotion of Goldman’s 32,000 employees worldwide. While this is no small task, Cooper loves the people-centric aspect of her role. “Our people [...]

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March 31st, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Minal Patel, Managing Director, Managed Services Business Development, SunGard

By Michelle Hendelman Minal Patel, a Managing Director at SunGard, started her career in banking at Barclays Bank in the UK over twenty five years ago. At Barclays, she had the opportunity to participate in an accelerated training program that rapidly moved her through various areas of retail and wholesale banking. Although she had the [...]

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March 27th, 2014, 11:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Mary Ruane, Senior Manager, Assurance, PwC Ireland

By Michelle Hendelman One of the most important lessons that Mary Ruane, Senior Manager of Assurance at PwC Ireland, has learned throughout her career is that if you do not take the initiative and express your interest in new opportunities, they might pass you by. “If you want to try something new or different, just [...]

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March 24th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Mary Beth Bosco, Partner, Patton Boggs LLP

By Tina Vasquez To Mary Beth Bosco, her former career as a graphic designer and her current as Partner at Patton Boggs LLP aren’t as diametrically opposed as some would assume. “I was working in New York designing book covers, where you’re given limited space to get your message across. It’s the same thing when [...]

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March 18th, 2014, 6:00 am

Women Leaders Are High-Achieving, Underrepresented and Underpaid, Reports Multi-Sector Study

By Mai Browne How are women leaders doing in academia, medicine and other sectors of the U.S. economy? The University of Denver’s Colorado Women’s College (CWC) addressed this question in a new study that analyzes the representation of women in top positions across 14 sectors. Researchers found that, on average, women hold only 20 percent [...]

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March 17th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Marie Chandoha, President and CEO, Charles Schwab Investment Management

By Tina Vasquez Looking back, it’s clear to Marie Chandoha that finance was the field for her. As a little girl, Monopoly was her favorite game and she can still remember telling her aunt that she wanted to be a banker. The declaration came from her nine-year-old self and though it wasn’t exactly where she [...]

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March 10th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Eileen Madden, Head of Institutional Client Service and Relationship Management, ING U.S. Investment Management (ING U.S. IM)

By Tina Vasquez Moving toward her senior year in college, Eileen Madden’s future was still very much undecided. She considered pursuing a career as an actuary, while also thinking about obtaining her PhD in economics – this, after being offered a fellowship at Penn State during her senior year. On the cusp of graduating, Madden [...]

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March 3rd, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Marie O’Connor, Partner, PwC Ireland

By Michelle Hendelman Marie O’Connor, a Partner at PwC Ireland, was always interested in mathematics. However, when she decided to pursue Accounting at the College of Commerce, Rathmines, she encountered a slight hurdle. At the time, this business school had not yet opened its doors to female students, but this would change when O’ Connor [...]

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