‘Voices of Experience’ Category

August 21st, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Anna Chung, Counsel, Project Development & Finance, Shearman & Sterling

By Irene Solaz To Anna Chung, landing your “dream job” is not a question of whether you are female or male but rather of how good you are. As a Singapore-based senior lawyer at global law firm Shearman & Sterling, Chung has demonstrated the ability to shine on client work throughout Asia and, increasingly, around [...]

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August 18th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Pamela Yeo, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, AIG PC Asia Pacific

Welcome the The Glass Hammer’s “Spotlight on Asia” week! We will be highlighting successful women working in Asia all week long! By Michelle Hendelman “Be open in your career,” advised Pamela Yeo, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, AIG Property Casualty Asia Pacific. “When you realize that everyone around you can teach you something new, [...]

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August 11th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Connie Maccarone, Senior Vice President of Insurance Operations, Western & Southern Financial Group

By Irene Solaz The opportunity to learn and grow through different positions is what Connie Maccarone liked best about Western & Southern Financial Group. The company, as she recalls, “offered career opportunities, industry-recognized training and long-term growth for me that other jobs did not.” She started in an entry-level programming position, dedicated 29 years to [...]

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August 4th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Dixie Johnson, Partner, King & Spalding

By Michelle Hendelman “When I was growing up, I aspired to be a 5th grade school teacher,” said Dixie Johnson, Partner, King & Spalding, “and when I was twenty-one years old, I realized this career goal.” Johnson loved teaching and was very fulfilled by this career path, but when she stopped to consider the longevity [...]

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July 28th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Dawn Trautman, Senior Vice President, Life Insurance Division, Pacific Life

By Irene Solaz If Dawn Trautman could advise women who wish to work in the insurance industry, she would encourage them to be willing to inspire change and to seek out varied experiences throughout their careers. While the industry has been slow to change in the past, new developments in technology, changing demographics, and economic [...]

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July 21st, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Susan C. Frunzi, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

By Michelle Hendelman “I didn’t have a master plan or a clear vision of my career path,” explained Frunzi. “Instead I went with my gut instincts, I focused on the things I liked to do, and I knew that no decision I made was irrevocable.” Following her instinct has been one of the most important [...]

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July 14th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Jennifer Taglia, Senior Vice President, Head of RFP, Voya Investment Management, formerly ING U.S. Investment Management

By Michelle Hendelman “My career journey is certainly not linear,” said Jennifer Taglia, “but it has taken me to a place where I am enjoying what I am doing and I am learning something new all of the time.” Taglia advises young professionals to seek similar professional fulfillment by taking responsibility for their own career [...]

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June 30th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Michelle Bottomley, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Mercer

By Michelle Hendelman “Work for bold and brave people – intent on creating positive change.” This is advice Michelle Bottomley, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Mercer, encourages young female professionals to follow. “When you work for brave leaders intent on transforming their business – and partner across the firm – you have the impetus [...]

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June 24th, 2014, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Emily Griffen, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling

Welcome to Pride Week on The Glass Hammer — we’ll be profiling successful LGBT business women all week long! By Michelle Hendelman As a litigator, Emily Griffen is accustomed to speaking out in court or in legal meetings on behalf of her clients. But, like most people and especially women, speaking out about her career [...]

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June 23rd, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Susie Scher, Managing Director and Head of Investment Grade Capital Markets/Syndicate and Liability Management, Goldman Sachs

Welcome to Pride Week on The Glass Hammer — we’ll be profiling successful LGBT business women all week long! By Michelle Hendelman “For the first fourteen years of my career, I was not out at work. I think this was a self-imposed barrier that was holding me back,” said Susie Scher, Managing Director and Head [...]

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