‘Voices of Experience’ Category

April 14th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Heather Kafele, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

By Michelle Hendelman Looking back on her career, Heather Kafele, a Washington, DC-based litigation partner at global law firm Shearman & Sterling, remembers that she was not exactly sure which career path she wanted to take. She was certain about one thing, though: “I was very passionate about the world’s injustices.” Before going to law [...]

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April 7th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Edith Cooper, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs

By Michelle Hendelman For the last six years, Edith Cooper has been the Global Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs. In other words, she is responsible for the well-being, development and promotion of Goldman’s 32,000 employees worldwide. While this is no small task, Cooper loves the people-centric aspect of her role. “Our people [...]

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March 31st, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Minal Patel, Managing Director, Managed Services Business Development, SunGard

By Michelle Hendelman Minal Patel, a Managing Director at SunGard, started her career in banking at Barclays Bank in the UK over twenty five years ago. At Barclays, she had the opportunity to participate in an accelerated training program that rapidly moved her through various areas of retail and wholesale banking. Although she had the [...]

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March 24th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Mary Beth Bosco, Partner, Patton Boggs LLP

By Tina Vasquez To Mary Beth Bosco, her former career as a graphic designer and her current as Partner at Patton Boggs LLP aren’t as diametrically opposed as some would assume. “I was working in New York designing book covers, where you’re given limited space to get your message across. It’s the same thing when [...]

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March 17th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Marie Chandoha, President and CEO, Charles Schwab Investment Management

By Tina Vasquez Looking back, it’s clear to Marie Chandoha that finance was the field for her. As a little girl, Monopoly was her favorite game and she can still remember telling her aunt that she wanted to be a banker. The declaration came from her nine-year-old self and though it wasn’t exactly where she [...]

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March 10th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Eileen Madden, Head of Institutional Client Service and Relationship Management, ING U.S. Investment Management (ING U.S. IM)

By Tina Vasquez Moving toward her senior year in college, Eileen Madden’s future was still very much undecided. She considered pursuing a career as an actuary, while also thinking about obtaining her PhD in economics – this, after being offered a fellowship at Penn State during her senior year. On the cusp of graduating, Madden [...]

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March 3rd, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Marie O’Connor, Partner, PwC Ireland

By Michelle Hendelman Marie O’Connor, a Partner at PwC Ireland, was always interested in mathematics. However, when she decided to pursue Accounting at the College of Commerce, Rathmines, she encountered a slight hurdle. At the time, this business school had not yet opened its doors to female students, but this would change when O’ Connor [...]

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February 27th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Natasha Granholm, Partner, PwC US

By Tina Vasquez Natasha Granholm began her career at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP) as an intern and is now a partner and though she’s clearly a success in her field, she laughs when admitting that her interest in accounting was by happenstance. She was really only looking for an “easy” honors class in high school that [...]

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February 24th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Leslie Hale, CFO, RLJ Lodging Trust

By Tina Vasquez, Editor RLJ Lodging Trust’s CFO, Leslie Hale, grew up in an entrepreneurial family and from an early age she says she was in love with the concept of taking one dollar and turning it into two. She was a natural. Whether it was getting chosen out of college for GE’s world renowned, [...]

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February 20th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Lisa Opoku, Chief Operating Officer for the Securities Division in Asia Pacific, Goldman Sachs

By Tina Vasquez, Editor In 2003, Lisa Opoku came to Goldman Sachs for what was supposed to be a three-month assignment, but her stint became a stay. In 2009, she became Chief Operating Officer for the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs Asia-Pacific and in 2012, she was promoted to partner. She came to the multinational [...]

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