How are you a champion for change?
Change is coming to Wall Street, and we must lead by example and mentorship. In September, I was invited to Chicago to speak to seventeen female summer interns at Peak 6 Investments, a well-respected equity options trading firm. I shared my business experience and encouraged the eager and motivated women to build their careers in finance. This is an exciting and pivotal moment for women pursuing careers in finance, as our fast paced and competitive industry has become increasingly welcoming and supportive.

Tell us more about you.
For many years, I encouraged young women at The University of Michigan’s Ross Business School and Syracuse University’s The Whitman School of Management to consider careers on Wall Street. I created panels and provided one-on-one mentoring. Many of these women are now enjoying productive careers in investment banking and private equity. One of my mentees recently accepted a business development role at a mid-market PE firm, a position I pioneered over 20 years ago. It is my greatest professional joy to have provided sound advice, professional connections and critical feedback to these ambitious women.