Results tagged as "international womens day"

  • My "Open-Mindedness" Led to My Progress

    By Geeta Menon, Dean of the Undergraduate College, Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business & Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business March 11, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Geeta Menon, Dean of the Undergraduate College & Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business & Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    I don’t believe that any one particular achievement equals success. Instead, I embrace – and even look forward to – the unexpected opportunities that are inevitable in life. In fact, I’ve found that being open to the unknown is what led to my progress.

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  • My "Vision" Led to My Progress

    By Ireti Samuel-Ogbu, Managing Director, EMEA Payments and Receivables Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions March 10, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ireti Samuel-Ogbu, Managing Director, EMEA Payments and Receivables Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    Throughout my career I have always made career moves with a forward looking perspective.

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  • My "Tenacity" Led to My Progress

    By Deborah Hopkins, CEO, Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi March 09, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Deborah Hopkins, CEO, Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    Early in my career at a well-known B2B company, I was asked to take on a new responsibility – not part of my job description at the time – and navigate a possible bankruptcy. There was a consortium of more than 20 banks advocating for a Chapter 11 filing of our company, and I was assigned to create a convincing story of why we were worth more alive than dead. I went home that day thinking I had no idea where to start; it felt like I had been pushed into the deep end but didn’t know how to swim.

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  • My "Risk Taking" Led to My Progress

    By Ana Maria Fernandez, CCO, Citibank Nicaragua March 05, 2015 10:30 AM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ana Maria Fernandez, CCO, Citibank Nicaragua, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    For the past two years I’ve served as Chief Country Officer for Citi Nicaragua, overseeing Citi’s $52 million Central American operation. Getting to this point in my career would not have been possible if I did not accept steep challenges – and the risk of failure.

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  • My "Sense of Adventure" Led to My Progress

    By Christine Lam, Country Business Manager, Citi Consumer Banking, Hong Kong March 04, 2015 10:30 AM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Christine Lam, Country Business Manager, Citi Consumer Banking, Hong Kong, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    “30 years, and counting.”

    That was the opening line of an essay I wrote about my Citi career that was featured as part of an International Woman’s Day celebration in 2014. Now I can proudly – and accurately – write: “31 years and counting.” Along the way, I have had seventeen assignments, twenty-five managers, and worked in three countries in two regions. The jobs have taken me from the Intuitional Clients Group into Global Consumer Banking. I’ve held staff positions, client-facing roles, jobs with critical profit and loss responsibilities, assignments in Operations and Technology. Many of these assignments involved taking on roles that did not previously exist, and undergoing groundbreaking work for Citi, including breaking into new markets, and creating new organizations. Each time, the experiences were also new for me.

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  • My "Voice" Led to My Progress

    By Suni P. Harford, Citi Managing Director, Regional Head of Markets, NA March 03, 2015 10:30 AM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Suni P. Harford, Managing Director, Regional Head of Markets, North America, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    There are pros and cons to being more vocal than most, and I can certainly think of many places where it hurt more than helped. To be honest, I am still learning the art of keeping my thoughts to myself. But having a voice which projects – and using it selectively but forcefully – has been a singular characteristic that has helped me in my career.

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  • Introducing International Women's Day "My Progress" Series

    By Linda Descano, Managing Director and Head, Content & Social, Global Consumer Bank March 02, 2015 10:30 AM

    On a national and global scale, women are making progress like never before. According to Citi and LinkedIn’s sixth annual study on the career and financial concerns of professional women, progress for women in business has made remarkable strides.

    According to the study, two-thirds of women surveyed feel they are on their way to equal footing in the workplace, and cited the top indicators of progress as the number of women in leadership roles, flexible work policies, and the elimination of the gender wage gap.

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  • Empowering Women Through Financial Education: Loreto's Story

    By Loreto Garcia Muriel, Executive Director of Cultural Organization, Banamex April 17, 2014 10:14 AM

    For 10 years, I have had the privilege of leading the Banamex Financial Education program, called Saber Cuenta, which has allowed 7 million people of all ages and socioeconomic conditions to attend any of our 80 different programs and access any of the 200 training materials.

    One training program that has been particularly impactful is the workshop Saber Decidir Cuenta Para el Bienestar de mi Familia, which is dedicated to helping women from low-income communities care for their families in a financially responsible way. The beneficiaries of this program show courage and determination, despite having few skills, and have achieved the following amazing results:

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  • 10 Pivot Points to Power Your Progress

    By Linda Descano, Managing Director and Head of Content & Social, Citi April 01, 2014 02:10 PM


    As part of Citi's International Women's Day celebration this year, we invited women from across Citi and luminaries from the public and private sector to share the pivot points in their lives and careers. I found their reflections insightful and inspiring, enlightening and encouraging, and fascinating and frank. Provided below is my "snackable" recap of the series, with links to the full posts:

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  • Analisa Balares: My Pivot Point Led Me to Create a Global Social Enterprise

    By Analisa Balares, CEO & Founder of Womensphere and the Womensphere Foundation, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader March 26, 2014 01:21 PM

    Analisa Balares is CEO & Founder of Womensphere and the Womensphere Foundation, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

    I grew up in the Philippines, while led by its first female President, Corazon Aquino, who transitioned the country from dictatorship to democracy. She inspired young people like me to become agents of change, to use our talents to solving issues that beset our country. I grew up actively involved in helping improve my communities, whether empowering girls through running teen leadership programs, or organizing conferences to mobilize Filipino youth to use science and technology for sustainable development.

    I left my country to study, and eventually work, in North America. As a scholar at Mount Holyoke College, the first and oldest women's college in America, I was inducted into the global women's movement. Working for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Microsoft immersed me in the worlds of global finance, business, and technology. I was dazzled (and overwhelmed) by the many ways one could make a difference and change the world.

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