Women of the Street: Making It on Wall Street--the World's Toughest Business / Edition 1

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A PROVOCATIVE, UP-CLOSE LOOK AT SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL WOMEN OF THE STREET

"Herera describes . . . key players with a touch that is both sympathetic and exacting; each speaker has her own voice, yet Herera links common obstacles and victories. Interspersed with the engrossing narratives are lively and informative glimpses into strategy and technique. An absorbing and entertaining book with a substantial bite." —Financial Trader.

". . . Herera smartly keeps the focus on the personal factors that enabled [these women] to enter a male preserve and thrive. . . . Through Herera's diligent presentation, they . . . provide inspiring role models for those who would enter the field." —Publishers Weekly.

"A provocative title about 14 top Wall Street professional women who—no surprise—find it difficult to balance work, marriage, and family. Underneath the friendly noise . . . lies hard, reality-based choice making." —Booklist.

"If you are a woman, you must read this book to see how to succeed in the world of finance. If you are a man, you should read this book to learn what the competition is doing!" —L. William Seidman, Former Chairman, FDIC.

". . . a roadmap to success for any woman who wants to succeed in what has become the world's most exciting business. Herera's stories of the tough, savvy women who have made it on the Street are an inspiration." —Bill Wolman, Chief Economist, BusinessWeek.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The host of CNBC's Business Tonight presents 14 interviews with women investment professionals who have made it to the top on Wall Street. Although all the interviewees comment on their financial strategies, Herera smartly keeps the focus on the personal factors that enabled them to enter a male preserve and thrive. Several of the women cite supportive parents; others, such as Elizabeth Mackay (Bear Stearns) and Linda Bradford Rasche (LBR group), mention that being married to men in the business who understand the stresses of their jobs allows them to lead rewarding lives outside the office. Surprisingly, only one interviewee, Mary Farrell (Paine Weber), talks about what Herera refers to as "blatant sexual discrimination on the Street." Perhaps the most interesting and important information elicited from these women, however, is their near universal belief that traditional feminine attributes have contributed to their success. As Herera puts it in her introduction, they have made "a business advantage" out of their "effort to be responsive, focus on customer needs, and avoid the hard sell." All the women interviewed say they love their demanding work; through Herera's diligent presentation, they will provide inspiring role models for those who would enter the field. (Jan.)
BookList
A provocative title about 14 top Wall Street professional women who-no surprise-find it difficult to balance work, marriage, and family. Underneath the friendly noise . . . lies hard, reality-based choice making.
Business Week
. . .a roadmap to success for any woman who wants to succeed in what has bee the world's most exciting business. Herera's stories of the tough, savvy women who have made it on the Street are an inspiration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471153313
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/3/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

SUE HERERA, formerly of FNN, is the host of CNBC's popular Business Tonight, as well as coanchor of The Money Wheel and Market Wrap.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Mary Farrell 1
Bridget Macaskill 15
Mei Ping Yang 35
Elizabeth Bramwell 47
Abby Joseph Cohen 59
Elizabeth Mackay 71
Muriel Siebert 83
Gail M. Dudack 99
Grace Fey 115
Maria Fiorini Ramirez 127
Bernadette Bartels Murphy 139
Elaine Garzarelli 149
Linda Bradford Raschke 163
Julie Stone 183
Afterword 197
Index 203
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