• Words of Wisdom

“Where there was no critical mass of women, we became one.”

— Jacki Zehner, first female trader to be invited to join the Goldman Sachs partnership talking in a Makers video about her career in what she calls a “hyper male-dominated culture.” As a partner, she founded the fixed income women’s network and now says her passion is to encourage women to “own their power and own their capacity to create change.” Continue reading

“Organizations that only take a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach may be likely to find their diversity efforts are not only ineffective, but counterproductive.”

An article on Fortune.com reports on a study exploring why some diversity programs don’t work. The research was conducted by two professors, one from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the other from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Continue reading

“Setbacks are a part of any profession, but at the end of the day, you have to turn each one of those moments into a positive.”

— Carli Lloyd, member of the US soccer team that won two Olympic Gold medals and the 2012 World Cup, in in an interview in the Makers video series. She talks about how, after being cut from the U.S Under 21 National Team, she had to put new effort into honing her skills, her and her character to reinvent her career and reach her peak performance. Continue reading