‘Movers and Shakers’ Category

January 21st, 2015, 6:00 am

Mover and Shaker Stephanie Curulewski: Partnership and Trading Manager, BP

By Cathie Ericson “Most people are good people, and they’re trying to do the right thing. If you assume that everyone has a good reason for what they’re doing, you can make progress by coming at issues from the positive side,” says Stephanie Curulewski. That philosophy has anchored her career and helped her ascend the […]

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January 8th, 2015, 6:00 am

Mover and Shaker: Swatee Singh, Vice President, American Express Technology

By Cathie Ericson As a student in electronic engineering with a focus in technology, Swatee Singh’s graduate work involved working on clinical trials for an imaging device to detect breast cancer. While that may seem far removed from her current work at American Express, it actually epitomizes the defining characteristic of her varied career. “Whether […]

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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 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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October 21st, 2014, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Adda Birnir, Founder and CEO, Skillcrush

Welcome to The Glass Hammer’s “Women in Tech” month! We will be celebrating successful women in technology all month long! By Michelle Hendelman Adda Birnir is the founder and CEO of Skillcrush, an online technical skills platform designed specifically for women. According to Birnir, her career path has been unconventional, but as she looks back […]

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September 18th, 2014, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Esther Yang, Vice President and Senior Trader-Derivatives at Voya Investment Management, formerly ING U.S. Investment Management

By Beth Senko In a recent round-table of derivative portfolio managers of the largest insurance companies, Esther Yang found herself being the only female among this male dominated profession. How did she get to where she is now? Esther Yang did not have a conventional route to success in financial services. In fact, she didn’t […]

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September 11th, 2014, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers – Peg DiOrio, Vice President and Quantitative Analyst for the Portfolio Engineering Group at Voya Investment Management, formerly ING U.S. Investment Management

By Beth Senko When Voya’s Peg DiOrio describes the keys to her success overseeing quant for an entire group of investment managers, she uses a sailing analogy. “When you are part of a sailing crew, you have a job and you rely on others to do theirs. To be successful in business, you have to […]

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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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May 15th, 2014, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Lei Chen, Vice President and Head of Enterprise Growth Risk and Information Management, American Express

Welcome to The Glass Hammer’s Celebration of Asian Heritage Month! All month long we will be profiling successful women here in the US who have Asian heritage as well as spotlighting some amazing women in Asia and discussing what it means to work there. By Michelle Hendelman Lei Chen, Vice President and Head of Enterprise […]

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