Women make up only 13 to 15 percent of the financial industry. As a woman executive who survived the blatant sexism on Wall Street in the street in the 70s and 80s, I can tell you it’s better than it was, but there is much improvement still needed.
Back then, I helped secretaries become traders and told them how to negotiate the pay they deserved. Now, I want to help women advisors absolutely thrive and grow their financial firms, again, on their own terms.
I’m not going to tell you that the secret is “balance” because we both know that you achieved your level of success by being single-minded and un-balanced at times.
It’s more like very purposeful planning and prioritizing, so that you can have “it all”—just maybe not all at once or in perfectly equal measure. Throw “balance” out of the window and aspire to what I call “life full-fillment” instead, giving you the ability to:
- Grow your empire (and profits) to a place that makes you happy
- Take care of your family
- Breathe again and enjoy your time off (and more of it)