Finance (February 2014)

Women have been making great strides in the financial services industry which has traditionally been dominated by men.  As one of the most influential industries both domestically and internationally, it is imperative to promote women’s success in the field.  This month we are honored to gain insight into the financial services industry from five women who have demonstrated leadership and skill in the finance world.


Jackie Zehner

Jacki Zehner

Jacki Zehner is the first and youngest female trader to have been invited to partner at the global investment bank Goldman Sachs.  Since leaving Goldman in 2002, Jacki has combined her finance background with her passion for advancing the role of women and girls as the CEO of Women Moving Millions, a non-profit organization that works to encourage women to make donations of $1 million or more to further the empowerment and advancement of women and girls.  She is also the President of the Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation.



Eloise Clark

Eloise Clark is a Barnard alumna with 22 years of experience in investment banking.  After working at institutions such as Citibank, Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust, Eloise founded OmniQuest Capital, an investment advisor specializing in the management of multi-manager and multi-strategy alternative investment portfolios.  She also taught several courses at UCLA where she received her MBA from the Anderson School of Management.



Claire Newman

Clare Newman holds her undergraduate degree from Harvard College.  She spent fourteen years in the financial services industry with FBR Capital Markets where she held a variety of leadership positions, including a seven-year tenure as Director of Institutional Sales.  Prior to joining FBR, she worked at the Department of Justice and from 1989-1991 served in the Peace Corps.



Jyoti Menon

Jyoti Menon is an alumna from Barnard College and is currently an Alumna Trustee on Barnard’s Board of Trustees.  She earned a Masters in International Affairs from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.  Menon began her career at Goldman Sachs’ Commodities Trading Middle Office and is part of the Global Corporate Services team at American Express, focusing on building robust mobile travel and expense solutions for corporate travelers.


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