On October 6, American Banker will host its 14th annual “The Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance” awards dinner. Protiviti is proud to be the exclusive Platinum Sponsor and to celebrate this milestone achievement with executives and leaders from some of our clients!
To gear up for this momentous moment, we are going to spend the month of September spotlighting a few #ProtivitiWomenInFSI and their unique stories. Next up in our series is Jill!
- What was your path to Protiviti? – “I have my MBA from the Stern School of Business. Prior to getting my MBA, I spent 6 years at Merrill Lynch. After my MBA, I got a job at Bank of America as a High Grade Corporate Bond Trader. I was there for 8 years. In the height of the financial crisis, I was let go from Bank of America and went to work at the Federal Reserve in a Capital Markets and Trading Risk role. From there I went back to Bank of America in Regulatory Relations and Compliance and then I came to Protiviti; where I can use my capital markets/trading experience along with my Federal Reserve experience.”
- What excites you the most about your work in the financial services industry? – “I am most excited about my work in the financial services industry because the arena is always changing. In order to stay up to date with the most recent rules, regulations and market environs, I must stay up to date with current affairs and world markets and economies.”
- What has been the biggest challenge you have faced working in the financial services industry? – “One of the main challenges I faced in my career was the level of flexibility in the industry at the time. In my previous role as a High Grade Corporate Bond Trader, given the nature of that business during that particular time, it was necessary to physically be at the office in order to transact trades. It was the nature of the business, and I knew that when I took the role. As time passed and my life changed, I needed more flexibility which I found. Of course, modern-day technology has increased flexibility in this area now tremendously.”
- Who has played a critical role in the development of your career? – “My husband has played a critical role in the development of my career. I have been able to have a family and a successful career because of his support. Until Protiviti, I had not had roles that are typically flexible and his support of my career and his willingness to have a flexible schedule has allowed us to have a great family life with wonderful balance.”
- What advice would you give to both current and future women in banking to face the future with confidence? – “Stay strong. Stay true to yourself and speak up. Do not take a back seat – be your biggest advocate.”