'You get ahead - good reviews, promotions - and at some point you can lean in and have your head chopped off', Barbara Krumsiek, chief executive of Calvert Investments Inc. said in an interview this week at the Financial Women’s Association Annual Dinner.
She shared the dais with the Visionary Woman of the Year, Betsy West, executive producer of Storyville Films; the Public Sector Woman of the Year, Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and Representative Carolyn Maloney, Democrat of New York.
'Women are half of the population, they should be half of financial services employees, half corporate CEOs and half of Congress', Maloney said.
Women from Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. and BNP Paribas, to name a few, filled the tables. BMO Capital Markets Corp. matched $25,000 in donations made at the event, resulting in $86,000 raised for educational scholarships.
One of the association’s scholarships went to Kamellia Saroop who works at BMO. Saroop was unable to attend 'because she’s working', said a colleague.
The association was founded in 1956 by eight women denied admission to the Young Men’s Investment Association. Today it has about 800 members, said Joyce Sullivan, founder and CEO of SocMediaFin Inc. and a board member.
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