I’m Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a tech-first financial company, built by women for women.
We help women earn more money, save more money, and invest to grow their money — by providing the products and coaching to do so — from their 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.
I’ve found great success as an executive in large complex companies and as a startup CEO, widely recognized as one of the most influential women in business.
I’ve been recognized by Inc. as a “Top Female Founder”, called "The Last Honest Analyst" by Fortune magazine, named the seventh most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. I was also #9 on Fast Company's list of the "100 Most Creative People in Business” and considered one of the "Most Influential People in ESG Investing" by Barron's. I’ve been called one of the top 10 up-and-coming entrepreneurs to watch by Entrepreneur Magazine and landed on Vanity Fair’s “The 2018 New Establishment List".
Before launching Ellevest, I built a successful career on Wall Street: I was the CEO of Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, US Trust, the Citi Private Bank, and Sanford C. Bernstein. I was also Chief Financial Officer for Citigroup. Prior to that, I was a top-ranked research analyst covering the securities industry.
I’m also the best-selling author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work”.
I received a BA summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School, and have two children and two cats.
Ask me anything about wealth management, being an effective leader in finance, career advice, financial inclusion, or anything else!