For the past 25+ I have held a variety of leadership positions at Equitable Insurance. Most recently, I served 11 years as Equitable’s Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and member of its Executive Team responsible for strategy, operations risk, talent, culture, operations, and businesses. Throughout my career, professional agility has been critical as Equitable Insurance evolved from a publicly traded corporation held principally by the multinational insurer, AXA S.A., into a wholly owned subsidiary of AXA, and then into a fully independent public company as part of Equitable Insurance’s historic 2018 IPO, an event in which I played a lead role.
I have worked closely with CEOs, senior national and international executives, board chairs and directors, big law, bankers, shareholders, consulting firms, business leaders, cross functional teams, trade groups, regulators, employee resource groups (ERG), the media and elected officials. I list these various sectors, in part, to make the point that executive leaders today must be prepared to effectively navigate a complex and expanding environment. We all need to keep growing as the workplace environment expands.
This is why I am most proud of my efforts over the years to help others grow, including leading Equitable’s Tandem Program. It is designed to deepen and diversify Equitable’s talent pool by providing high potential women with the experiences, tools and professional relationships to further their careers.
In the same vein, my leadership of the Developing Professional Network ERG at Equitable helped engage and facilitate the growth of newer, often junior employees, throughout the company. It was important to foster meaningful connections and inclusiveness for the company’s long term success.
Sponsoring the long term mentoring and internship relationships with Hunter College’s Pre Law Program, was especially rewarding. Hunter is a wonderfully diverse public college, with many first generation college goers.
Prior to Equitable, I headed one of the largest Federal Prosecutor’s Offices in the Eastern District of New York where I began as an Assistant US Attorney focusing on white collar crimes.
Currently, I serve on various Boards and have a keen interest in expanding my horizons– from arts to education to “startups,” it is a fascinating world and there is so much to learn and share.