‘Rising Stars’ Category

February 26th, 2015, 6:00 am

Rising Star: Olamide Bello, Assistant Vice President of Private Placements, Voya Investment Management

In honor of Black History Month, The Glass Hammer will feature interviews with notable African American women on their career experiences, aspirations, and advice for other women in their field all month long! By Cathie Ericson “Women, and everybody else in the professional environment, must recognize that sponsors and mentors are critical to your success. […]

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February 25th, 2015, 6:00 am

Rising Star: Latrisha Whitehead, Project Manager Platform Metrics, TIAA-CREF

By Cathie Ericson In honor of Black History Month, The Glass Hammer will feature interviews with notable African American women on their career experiences, aspirations, and advice for other women in their field all month long! Never accept defeat! Those are the words that have propelled Latrisha Whitehead forward in her fast-moving career, spanning a […]

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August 4th, 2011, 5:00 am

Rising Star: Kelly Widelski, Knowledge Leader – Global Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Global

By Cleo Thompson (London), founder of The Gender Blog For London based Kelly Widelski, an Associate Director at Ernst & Young, knowledge really is power and has led to global opportunities. Following her Masters in Information Management from the University of Sheffield, Widelski joined the accounting giant’s EMEIA management consulting division for two years, prior […]

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November 9th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Rising Star: Nitu Gupta, Vice President of Product Development, Sodexo

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) Nitu Gupta, Vice President of Product Development at integrated food and facilities management giant Sodexo, knows something about the power of leveling the playing field by doing the right thing. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, she had wanted to pursue a degree in economics and math and […]

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June 17th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Rising Star: Heather Paquette, Partner, KPMG LLP

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) There aren’t many professional women who can claim that they decided to pursue a career in accounting while they were inside an Italian mountain.  Yet that’s exactly where Heather Paquette, Partner in the Midwest Information Technology Advisory (ITA) Practice in the Chicago office of KPMG LLP, came to her […]

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June 4th, 2008, 7:30 am

Rising Stars: Katherine Bradford, Global Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Patsystems

By: Sophie Fletcher “It’s important to have a woman mentor,” said Katherine Bradford, who was recently promoted to Global Head of Marketing at the trading technology firm, Patsystems. “Not only can you ask her about business and your career, you can also ask if it’s appropriate to wear dangly earrings in a business meeting.” Joking […]

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May 22nd, 2008, 7:00 am

Rising Stars Series: Interview with Ani M. Vartanian, VP of Rockwood Capital

Contributed by Heather Cassell What a fascinating and dramatic world we live in, at least from Ani M. Vartanian’s perspective. With the credit crunch, Bear Stearns crumbling, foreclosure crisis, historical election year, political scandals, and the year hasn’t even hit the halfway mark yet. “It’s better than reality TV,” said Vartanian, 32, vice president of […]

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