Goldman Sach’s Jacki Zehner on Ethical Finance

Nov 9, 2010 9:40 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New York, NY - November 9, 2010 - Good Business International’s Executive Director, Monika Mitchell interviews the maverick champion of gender equality in business Jacki Zehner, the first female trader to be invited into the partnership of Goldman Sachs, on her views of the financial industry and continuing economic crisis. Jack speaks candidly about greed as a weapon of financial mass destruction and states that the “real” purpose of money is to make the world a better place. A 14-year veteran of the mortgage-backed securities division at Goldman, Ms. Zehner makes an unusual and unique spokeswoman for ethical finance. Listen here.

Jacki Zehner speaks on the state of the financial system, how we got here and where we need to go from here. She reveals the Wall Street legend that is ashamed of his industry. A Goldman Sachs partner, Jacki talks about the difference a decade makes in the mortgage-securities industry since she left the firm. Honest and insightful, Jacki Zehner’s view of social responsibility in finance is a refreshing breath of fresh air.   Jacki balances marriage, children and career and discusses if it really is possible for women to have it “all.” She speaks about her passion for social activism and gender equality and how women everywhere can join the cause to effect change.   More About Jacki Zehner: She is a frequent and consultant on women’s leadership and success in the workplace, and their relationship to wealth, investing, and social change. In 1996, she was the youngest woman, and first female trader, to be invited into the partnership of Goldman Sachs. After leaving the firm in 2002, she became a Founding Partner of Circle Financial Group, a private wealth management operation, consisting of a small group of women committed to effectively managing their families’ assets and philanthropic activities.  
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