‘Movers and Shakers’ Category

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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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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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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February 18th, 2014, 6:00 am

Movers & Shakers: Barbara Edwards, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling

By Tina Vasquez Barbara Edwards has spent nearly the entirety of her career at global law firm Shearman & Sterling, where she is now counsel in the Finance Group, focusing on complex international and U.S. leveraged financings. The story of how she achieved this level of professional success is a remarkable one – from humble [...]

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December 19th, 2013, 11:00 am

Movers & Shakers: Stephanie Weimer, Regional Vice President, ING U.S. Investment Management (ING U.S. IM)

By Tina Vasquez, Editor While attending Pennsylvania State University, a friend’s father, who was President of Sun Life Financial Distributors, told Stephanie Weimer that she absolutely had to get into financial services. “I looked at him like he was crazy,” Weimer laughed. He said, “‘You’re smart and there aren’t enough women in the industry. If [...]

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December 11th, 2013, 6:00 am

Movers & Shakers: Rhiannon Wood, Senior Manager M&A Private Equity, PricewaterhouseCoopers

By Tina Vasquez, Editor When Rhiannon Wood began in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ audit department as a graduate in 2004, there was no way for her to know that she’d be part of the world’s largest professional services firm’s most pivotal global program. Though she’s spent the last six years in the firm’s M&A tax team working with [...]

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