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Sallie Krawcheck ’92
Chair, Ellevate, New York
Sallie L. Krawcheck is the chair of Ellevate. Ellevate Network, formerly known as 85 Broads, is the global professional woman’s network, with 34,000 members across industries and around the world. Ellevate Asset Management has partnered with Pax World on the Pax Ellevate Global Woman’s Index Fund, the first and only mutual fund of its kind, investing in the 400 top-rated companies in the world for advancing women.
Ms. Krawcheck formerly served as the president of global wealth and investment management at Bank of America, the largest wealth management business in the world, with $2.2 trillion in client balances. Prior to joining Bank of America, Ms. Krawcheck was the CEO and chairman for Citi Global Wealth Management, where she was a member of Citi’s senior leadership committee and executive committee. She originally joined Citi in 2002 as chairman and CEO of Smith Barney, and in 2004 she was appointed chief financial officer for Citigroup. In this role she was responsible for a number of asset dispositions, including the sales of Travelers P&C and Citi Asset Management.
Prior to joining Citi, Ms. Krawcheck was chairman and CEO of Sanford C. Bernstein & Company. She began her career as a research analyst, covering the financial services industry, a role in which she was consistently ranked first in her field by Institutional Investor.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Ms. Krawcheck attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the Morehead Scholarship and graduated in 1987 with academic honors in journalism and political science. In 1992, she received an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Ms. Krawcheck sits on the boards of Motif Investing and 2U. She is also a member of the System Risk Council, the Bretton Woods Committee, the board of Carnegie Hall, the investment committee for the University of North Carolina, and the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers.
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