“As the Founder & CEO of 85 Broads, a global network of over 30,000 women worldwide, we have been a multi-generational network since our inception. A few years ago, we coined the term "co-mentor" to stress the importance of relating to each other, no matter how young or old, as equals. Traditionally, "mentor" implied that you were older and therefore wiser and "mentee" implied that you were younger and therefore lacked wisdom/insight. Given how much Baby Boomer women like me can learn from Gen X and Gen Y, we thought the concept of "co-mentorship" was particularly apt. As I humorously remarked, I hoped that our Gen Y members would accept me as a co-mentor because when it comes to tech and social media, they have a fluency and a skill set that I clearly don't possess. Our book, "More Than 85 Broads," features some of the most extraordinary young women in our network in the Rockets chapter. We are particularly proud of Erica who is already blazing some amazing trails. GO ERICA!”
“I love your blog because I think you were really saying: "COACH PAULSON, PUT ME IN THE GAME!" You were an integral part of Goldman's success. I think a lot of your frustration comes from being "sidelined" after you left GS. That's why Hank didn't hear you. Too bad he didn't because who knows, you might have thrown the capital markets equivalent of a Hail Mary Pass! Your "affinity" to Hank lasted as long as you were both at GS. You need to ask yourself- given your mortgage experience, why didn't he call you for advice when he got to DC? Think if you and Hank had stayed connected over the years, Coach Paulson would have put you in the game long before the 4th quarter ended!
NOTE TO SELF: Managing key relationships gets a lot harder once you've "left the building." Guys seem to understand just how important "face time" really is long after they've emptied their lockers and hung up their spikes...”
concerned one on Jan 2, 2009 at 12:33:14
“Where's the accountability? Where are the stiff penalties for underperforming?
Paulson, Bernake and the rest should be jailed, plain and simple.”
“Fantastic blog. I love the analogy to family. In essence, you are talking about taking a "team approach." If the entire team (both parents and children) are invested in the outcome, success usually follows.”
“This is a powerful piece writing written by a person who was, and always will be, one of Goldman's most passionate "culture carriers." And as such, she obviously would like Goldman to hold themselves to the highest possible standard. She has effectively and adroitly "damned with faint praise."
I sure hope the new female partners at GS take Jacki up on her offer and invite her to come down to 85 Broad Street for breakfast. It would be the icing on their new partner cake.”
hp blogger Jacki Zehner on Nov 6, 2008 at 10:33:00
“So far - no invitations to breakfast.... but I am happy to go!”