‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’ Category

July 28th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Dawn Trautman, Senior Vice President, Life Insurance Division, Pacific Life

By Irene Solaz If Dawn Trautman could advise women who wish to work in the insurance industry, she would encourage them to be willing to inspire change and to seek out varied experiences throughout their careers. While the industry has been slow to change in the past, new developments in technology, changing demographics, and economic [...]

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July 21st, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Susan C. Frunzi, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

By Michelle Hendelman “I didn’t have a master plan or a clear vision of my career path,” explained Frunzi. “Instead I went with my gut instincts, I focused on the things I liked to do, and I knew that no decision I made was irrevocable.” Following her instinct has been one of the most important [...]

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July 16th, 2014, 6:00 am

Does Inga Beale’s Promotion to CEO of Lloyds Mean the Insurance Business is Ready for More Women?

By Irene Solaz Now that, the UK’s most historical player in the insurance business, Lloyd’s of London, chose Inga Beale as a replacement for long-time chief executive Richard Ward can we expect to see other big insurance firms to follow suit with a female CEO? Beale’s credentials are definitely solid, with 30 years of experience [...]

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July 14th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Jennifer Taglia, Senior Vice President, Head of RFP, Voya Investment Management, formerly ING U.S. Investment Management

By Michelle Hendelman “My career journey is certainly not linear,” said Jennifer Taglia, “but it has taken me to a place where I am enjoying what I am doing and I am learning something new all of the time.” Taglia advises young professionals to seek similar professional fulfillment by taking responsibility for their own career [...]

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June 30th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Michelle Bottomley, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Mercer

By Michelle Hendelman “Work for bold and brave people – intent on creating positive change.” This is advice Michelle Bottomley, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Mercer, encourages young female professionals to follow. “When you work for brave leaders intent on transforming their business – and partner across the firm – you have the impetus [...]

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June 26th, 2014, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Suzanne McAndrew, Vice President of Talent Management, American Express

Welcome to Pride Week on The Glass Hammer — we’ll be profiling successful LGBT business women all week long! By Michelle Hendelman “By not telling your story, you might run the risk of creating barriers for yourself at work,” said Suzanne McAndrew, vice president of Talent Management at American Express. “That being said, you need [...]

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June 24th, 2014, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Emily Griffen, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling

Welcome to Pride Week on The Glass Hammer — we’ll be profiling successful LGBT business women all week long! By Michelle Hendelman As a litigator, Emily Griffen is accustomed to speaking out in court or in legal meetings on behalf of her clients. But, like most people and especially women, speaking out about her career [...]

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June 23rd, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Susie Scher, Managing Director and Head of Investment Grade Capital Markets/Syndicate and Liability Management, Goldman Sachs

Welcome to Pride Week on The Glass Hammer — we’ll be profiling successful LGBT business women all week long! By Michelle Hendelman “For the first fourteen years of my career, I was not out at work. I think this was a self-imposed barrier that was holding me back,” said Susie Scher, Managing Director and Head [...]

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June 16th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Yas Banifatemi, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

By Michelle Hendelman Every day is a new day for Yas Banifatemi, a partner at Shearman & Sterling in Paris. An internationally acclaimed leader in international arbitration and public international law, Banifatemi works in an area of law that is very fluid and where clients regularly confront highly complex – and often emerging – issues. [...]

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June 12th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Daphne Karydas, Director, Senior Equity Analyst, The Boston Company Asset Management LLC

By Michelle Hendelman Early on in her career, Daphne Karydas learned that a key component of success is to match your skills and talents with your interests and passions. After studying chemical engineering at MIT, Karydas entered the pharmaceutical industry where she worked in research and development at Merck for about 3 years. Seeking a [...]

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