When I first got into the finance industry, there weren't a lot of women, especially in senior roles, whom I could look to as a mentor. Now that I'm in that position, I can use my insights to help aspiring women bankers achieve their goals.
ur business is demanding and competitive, and necessitates you come to work every day ready to work hard, make mistakes and better yourself. No one is more competitive than I am, but I never take myself too seriously.
As the regulations created by Dodd-Frank are chipped away, many are asking why the federal government is unable to enforce banking reforms even after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Helping our friends and our family members does not preclude helping women and babies in Africa or victims of the Tsunami in Indonesia or the earthquake in Haiti. We would walk through fire to help our own children and those in our communities, but why stop there?
The appointment comes as no surprise because the agency typically draws regulators from the ranks of the regulated. But it does illustrate a significant problem: by relying so heavily on people with industry connections, the SEC can tangle itself in conflicts of interest.
As more women face the challenge, the proverbial glass ceiling will keep cracking and hopefully, one day it will break apart. Until then, don't be afraid to take risks and nurture your ideas. They might just hatch.
The urgent imperative for the Fed to revert to canons of sound money can be illustrated by its opposite: the utterly shameful and gratuitous bailout of Morgan Stanley two weeks after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
Perhaps the greatest success of the bank lobby has been its success in pitting the right and the left against each other to undermine a broader understanding that the status quo is neither in the public interest nor necessary for an effective financial system.