‘Voices of Experience’ Category

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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June 16th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Yas Banifatemi, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

By Michelle Hendelman Every day is a new day for Yas Banifatemi, a partner at Shearman & Sterling in Paris. An internationally acclaimed leader in international arbitration and public international law, Banifatemi works in an area of law that is very fluid and where clients regularly confront highly complex – and often emerging – issues. [...]

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June 12th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Daphne Karydas, Director, Senior Equity Analyst, The Boston Company Asset Management LLC

By Michelle Hendelman Early on in her career, Daphne Karydas learned that a key component of success is to match your skills and talents with your interests and passions. After studying chemical engineering at MIT, Karydas entered the pharmaceutical industry where she worked in research and development at Merck for about 3 years. Seeking a [...]

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June 9th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Susan Soh, Partner and Global Head of Marketing and Client Services, Perella Weinberg Partners

By Michelle Hendelman Someone once asked Susan Soh, a partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, what she would do if she was to retire today. Her response: “I would choose to do exactly what I do now because I love it,” said Soh. If there is one underlying theme that has followed Soh throughout her career, [...]

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June 5th, 2014, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Kris Muller, Partner and Assurance Strategy Leader, PwC

By Michelle Hendelman For Kris Muller, Partner and Assurance Strategy Leader at PwC, many doors opened for her throughout her career as a result of saying, “Yes.” Early on in her career, Muller was fortunate enough to be recognized by key decision makers who would recommend her for stretch assignments, thus furthering her career. “I [...]

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