‘Thought Leaders’ Category

February 25th, 2014, 6:00 am

Thought Leader: TJ Huntley, Managing Director, Internal Audit, Citi

By Michelle Hendelman This month, TJ Huntley, Managing Director of Internal Audit at Citi, celebrates 22 years of working in the financial services industry. She remarked, “This industry allows you to make a difference with customers and clients and simultaneously engage in various analysis of key risk, independently assess the design and operating effectiveness of [...]

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October 3rd, 2013, 6:00 am

Thought Leader: Pamela Ravare Browne, National Chief Operating Officer, ALPFA National Office

The Glass Hammer is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring profiles of Hispanic Women Business Leaders all week long! By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief “I consider myself to be a southern girl with big dreams and a lot of faith that they would come true,” said Pamela Ravare Browne regarding the career journey she embarked on [...]

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September 12th, 2013, 6:00 am

Thought Leader: Suzanne Penavić, Director of Employee Engagement, SunGard

By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Penavić, Director of Employee Engagement, SunGard encourages women to recognize the generosity of the network around them, and to actively reach out and make themselves available to it. “Networking played a big part in making my shift into diversity, inclusion, and engagement successful,” said Penavić. “That is one thing I [...]

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June 26th, 2013, 6:00 am

Thought Leaders: Chris Crespo, Inclusiveness Director, Ernst & Young LLP

Welcome to Pride Week on The Glass Hammer — we’ll be profiling successful LGBT business women all week long! By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) When Chris Crespo was applying for her first job out of college, professional services firms hadn’t yet taken many steps to address diversity challenges. “When I started in the [...]

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May 2nd, 2013, 6:00 am

Thought Leaders: Ranji Nagaswami on Leadership, Investing, and Managing Your Career

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I am very concerned and alarmed at issues of financial integrity,” began Ranji Nagaswami, former Chief Investment Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg and the City of New York when asked about what institutional investors see as the important issues facing the buy-side. Nagaswami spent over two decades successfully climbing [...]

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March 28th, 2013, 6:00 am

Thought Leaders: Lisa Agona, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Lisa Agona describes herself as very thoughtful and very driven. After studying economics in college, she pursued a career in marketing for financial services and professional services companies. After climbing the ranks at Accenture to become the global marketing director for capital markets, she got a call from LexisNexis. [...]

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March 5th, 2013, 5:00 am

Thought Leaders: Moira Elms, Global Head of Brand and Communications, PwC

Contributed by Moira Elms, Global Head of Brand and Communications and Chair of Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, PwC A strong interest in gender diversity has not always been an inherent piece of my make-up. But throughout my career trajectory this interest evolved. I got to a stage in my career where there were not [...]

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January 25th, 2013, 6:00 am

Thought Leaders: Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) To Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code, success means taking risks and pursuing your passions – even with the understanding that you might fail. In fact, in her new book, Women Who Don’t Wait in Line, she explores the importance of failure and its connection to risk, [...]

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January 2nd, 2013, 1:00 pm

Thought Leaders: Davia Temin, CEO, Temin & Co.

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Today, with our myriad platforms on which to publish, promote, “like,” and share, maintaining a reputation is both easier and more difficult. The Internet as a tool can make our thoughts and feelings public instantly – so you had better be sure what you do share is authentically [...]

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December 6th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Thought Leaders: Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, only 12 percent of angel investors last year were women. Only three percent are people of color. But a new program has set out to change that – as well as increase funding to women-led [...]

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