As we count down the days until American Banker’s 15th annual “The Most Powerful Women in Banking” awards dinner, we also continue to spotlight different #ProtivitiWomenInFSI. This series will feature a variety of women, from diverse backgrounds and career perspectives. While their stories are all unique, the one thing they have in common is that they work closely with Protiviti’s financial services clients. Next up in the series is Liz!
- What was your path to Protiviti? “I’ve had an exciting journey to Protiviti. I started my career in external audit at a Big Four Accounting Firm, moved over to forensics consulting, then after that into internal audit. Now I’m a Senior Manager at Protiviti in the Internal Audit and Financial Advisory solution focusing on work in the financial services industry.
- What excites you the most about your work in the financial services industry? “There is always something to learn; whether it be a new regulation, new technology, emerging risk, etc. Staying up to speed on everything is very challenging, but more than that, helping financial institutions navigate through this constant change is very rewarding. Having clients ask for my opinion is motivating.”
- Who has played a critical role in the development of your career? “My family, friends, and many mentors and sponsors over the years. They have been amazing supporters and challengers that have always been there for me.”
- What advice would you give to both current and future women in banking to face the future with confidence? “There are many pieces of advice I would give but I think these three quotes sum up most it:”
- “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says IM POSSIBLE!” – Audrey Hepburn
- “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn
- “If you actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams