Sallie Krawcheck: Gender is now an asset at work

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Sallie Krawcheck is often cited as one of the most influential women on Wall Street. The former president of Global Wealth & Investment Management at Bank of America, and CEO of Citigroup’s Smith Barney unit, Krawcheck today is the co-founder of the female networking coalition Ellevate Network, and CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital financial advisor for women. She’s also a wife, mom and philanthropist.

On this episode of Like a Mother, Sallie and I chat about her career, advice for women navigating career, money, relationships and motherhood, all of it dished about in detail in her new book, Own It: The Power of Women at Work. The gorgeous message of this book: THIS IS A MOMENT FOR WOMEN! Your unique qualities are scientifically proven to be an asset in the workforce, and businesses large and small KNOW IT. Further, the realities of technology mean that you have untold freedom to create a business, life and career of your own making.

In other words: No more excuses. Your gender is no longer a reason to to kick ass.

In this interview Sallie Krawcheck shares:

  • Why women relinquish their financial control in their romantic relationships — and how her own first, passionate marriage went down in flames, and this up-and-coming Wall Street star had no idea about her own finances.
  • The real reason why you should negotiate for a higher salary and bonus every single time, and the realities about how salaries work — and why women get it so freaking wrong.
  • Is it sexist to go out of your way to support other women in the workforce?
  • How women are just as guilty as men in presuming that successful women are ugly, masculine and bitches (check yourself!).
  • Step-by-step how-to network to get yourself that job, promotion and life that you want.
  • Feedback loop – Do you realize men are constantly benefiting from feedback about their performances at work, while men are afraid to do the same to female employees for fear they’ll cry? How to change this dynamic, ASAP (no crying!).


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Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson is a veteran money journalist, noted blogger, bestselling author and an host of the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour,, U.S. News, Parenting, USA Today and others. Her #1 bestseller, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), was named to the New York Post’s ‘Must Read” list.

Emma regularly comments on issues of modern families, gender equality, divorce, sex and motherhood for outlets like CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, CNBC, NPR, TIME, MONEY, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Doctors. She was named Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and a “Most Eligible New Yorker” by New York Observer.

A popular speaker, Emma presented at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality. Read more about Emma here.

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