Inspirational Woman of the Week: Nicole Pullen-Ross

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the Drexel Women in Business – May Tea featuring keynote speaker Nicole Pullen-Ross. The event brought together women from a variety of backgrounds and majors to discuss how to be successful in business. The group shared some similar concerns including how to find an effective work life balance, how to be taken seriously and how to move up the corporate ladder.

After earning an undergrad degree in accounting from Hampton University, Nicole Pullen-Ross started her career at JPMorgan doing financial reporting and analysis. She later went on to receive an MBA at Columbia University and is currently the Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. She leads their Private Wealth Management team for the entire Mid-Atlantic Region, a team responsible for managing over $20 billion dollars in assets. Nicole’s story should serve as great inspiration for young women who are hoping to start a successful career in business.

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Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

I recently came across a very interesting TED Talk featuring Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook.  If you are not familiar with Sheryl Sandberg, she is an extremely impressive woman.  After earning her M.B.A at Harvard Business School, she went on to work for the World Bank and Google before joining Facebook.  In this speech, Sandberg discusses some of the main points of her new book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead She gives some very useful advice for women trying to have a family without derailing their career.

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