Meet the Woman Who Is Breaking the Wall Street Wheel

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Named the seventh most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, the Top Female Founder by Inc., and as “The Last Honest Analyst” by Fortune magazine, Sallie Krawcheck is indisputably one of the most influential women in business. CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital-first, mission-driven investment platform for women, Krawcheck has established herself as a real powerhouse by creating one of the fastest-growing digital investment platforms on the market. Ellevest is a company founded by women for women. While her extensive list of accomplishments and accolades prove to be remarkably impressive, her journey is one of trials and tribulations on Wall Street.

Though Krawcheck’s early career is seemingly in line with what she is doing now, the path to get there was definitely not a walk in the park. Being a successful woman amid the sea of men in suits on Wall Street in the ’80s alone is an accomplishment, and Krawcheck’s story doesn’t exclude the (unfortunately) sexist details. From chief financial officer of Citigroup to CEO of major investment and wealth management institutions including Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and Sanford C. Bernstein, Krawcheck has redefined what being a woman on Wall Street means. 

Head to iTunes to subscribe to Second Life, and listen to this brand-new episode to learn how Sallie Krawcheck refused to let the wheel of Wall Street crush her career and how she is now fulfilling her mission to close the gender gap in investing. Still want more? See below for Krawcheck’s best-selling book, Own It: The Power of Women at Work.