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Sallie Krawcheck            

Founder & CEO of Ellevest; Author of "Own It: The Power of Women at Work"

Sallie Krawcheck is the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a tech-first financial company, built by women for women, to help her earn more money, save more money, and invest to grow her money — by providing the products and coaching to do so — from her first dollar through to Private Wealth services. Ellevest is one of the fastest growing digital investment platforms and has been named a #24 on CNBC’s top 50 "Disruptor" list, #14 on LinkedIn’s 50 “Most Sought-After Startups” ( #2 in New York), and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Brilliant Ideas. Krawcheck is also the best-selling author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.”

Krawcheck, one of the few executives to find success in large complex companies and as a startup CEO, is widely recognized as one of the most influential women in business. She has been recognized by Inc. as a “Top Female Founder”, called "The Last Honest Analyst" by Fortune magazine, was named the seventh most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, was # 9 on Fast Company's list of the "100 Most Creative People in Business and is considered one of the "Most Influential People in ESG Investing" by Barron's." She has been called one of the top 10 up and coming entrepreneurs to watch by Entrepreneur Magazine and has landed on Vanity Fair’s “The 2018 New Establishment List.”

Before launching Ellevest, Krawcheck built a successful career on Wall Street: She was the CEO of Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, US Trust, the Citi Private Bank, and Sanford C. Bernstein. She was also Chief Financial Officer for Citigroup. Prior to that, Krawcheck was a top-ranked research analyst covering the securities industry.

Krawcheck received a BA summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School. She has two children and two cats.

Speech Topics


Diversity as a Competitive Advantage

As demographics and buying power shift, diversity has moved from being a fairness issue to also being a significant business driver. In a multitude of research studies, diversity in senior management has been linked to superior business results, leading to higher returns, lower risk, greater long-term focus, increased innovation and improved stockholder returns. Despite this, progress in corporate America has stalled. As a former senior Wall Street executive and now owner of the professional woman's network, 85 Broads, Sallie Krawcheck provides unique insights, based on real-world experience into how companies can improve their diversity results.

Lessons for Women in Business from the Most Senior Woman in the Most Male of Businesses

Krawcheck has been on the front lines of financial services for the past two-plus decades. During that time, she has led and managed complex businesses through some of the most volatile markets in history. At the same time, she has had a front-row seat in working directly for seven financial services CEOs, at all points in their career spectra, gleaning important insights into leadership during crisis on what works and what fails. Offering sharp insight, laced with humor, Krawcheck lays out the most important lessons in leadership, and particularly in leadership under fire.

Women and Money: Insights from the Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street

The U.S. is in the midst of a financial planning crisis and nowhere more so than among women. Women live on average six years longer than men, but save just two-thirds as much for retirement. The causes are widespread, from earning less than men at every stage of their careers to outsourcing financial management to the men in their lives.

This talk can be tailored to womens groups looking for how to engage on this, or to financial services firms who see this as a business opportunity: For womens groups Krawcheck brings practical advice and tips, learned both from her business background, as well as from her own personal experience, for women at every stage of their lives. For businesses The business opportunity that this presents is significant, but its not as easy as putting a pink bow on the checking account. Many firms have failed in the pursuit of women. Krawcheck offers insights into this important and growing market, which derive from her business as well as her personal experiences.

Leadership Lessons Learned from Working for 7 (Yes, 7) Financial Services CEOs in the Best and Toughest of Times

Sallie Krawcheck has been on the front lines of financial services for the past two-plus decades. During that time, she has led and managed complex businesses through some of the most volatile markets in history. At the same time, she has had a front-row seat in working directly for seven financial services CEOs, at all points in their career spectra, gleaning important insights into leadership during crisis on what works and what fails. Offering sharp insight, laced with humor, Sallie Krawcheck lays out the most important lessons in leadership, and particularly in leadership under fire.

The Outsider Inside: The Last Honest Analyst on the Future of Financial Services

As a top-ranked research analyst, a chief financial officer and senior manager in financial services over the past 20 years, Sallie Krawcheck has an unmatched perspective on the financial services industry. It is an industry whose future is uncertain, given stepped-up regulation, populist anger, an unfavorable operating environment and the increasing importance of technology. Unraveling the secular from the merely cyclical is challenging but crucial, both for the industry, as well as for the broader economy. Krawcheck does so with an insiders knowledge and an analysts perspective.

Insights on How to Navigate the Financial Services Industry Safely and Come Out Ahead...From The Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street

One of the most important issues facing the U.S. is the savings and wealth of individuals. Offering insights gleaned from two decades on Wall Street, and running two of the largest wealth management businesses in the world, Sallie Krawcheck offers an insider perspective into what works and what doesnt in investing, saving and navigating Wall Street. In this talk, she points to conventional wisdom that no longer works, continuing areas of risk in the industry and a path forward for the industry and for navigating the industry.

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