Showing Up as a Leader

Ep.8 Jane Chwick, Former Goldman Sachs Partner; Board Member: Voya Financial, MarketAxess, People's United Bank, Thoughtworks, Essent

April 13, 2021 WINGS For Growth Season 1 Episode 8
Showing Up as a Leader
Ep.8 Jane Chwick, Former Goldman Sachs Partner; Board Member: Voya Financial, MarketAxess, People's United Bank, Thoughtworks, Essent
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Showing Up as a Leader
Ep.8 Jane Chwick, Former Goldman Sachs Partner; Board Member: Voya Financial, MarketAxess, People's United Bank, Thoughtworks, Essent
Apr 13, 2021 Season 1 Episode 8
WINGS For Growth

WINGS for Growth presents "Showing up as a leader" with Jane Chwick, a former Goldman Sachs Partner.

Jane is a former partner of Goldman Sachs where she had a 30-year career in technology. We had a very candid conversation with Jane about pros and cons of long career in one company, managing ups and downs during the business crisis, innovation vs. risk , and finally balancing work and life. 

This episode is filled with frank and bold advice from Jane. 

Jane now serves 5 boards as a technologist and enjoys her time with her children and grandchildren. She says this is her second career, except now she makes a lot more time for herself and her family.  

Quotes:

  1. Biggest risk of innovation is not innovating. 
  2. Gliding for a while is better than leaving completely. 
  3. Getting things done is how you exude leadership.
  4. Being authentic does not mean you are letting your guards down; it is about growing with values and integrity.
  5. Love what you do but you do not need to love what you do all the time. 

Guest Bio:

Jane is a former partner of Goldman Sachs where she had a 30-year career in technology, including most recently as the Co-Chief Operating Officer of the technology division.  As Co-COO she was responsible for financial and business planning, setting the technical strategy and the management of an 8,000-person organization within the firm.  While at Goldman, Jane served on many governance committees, including the firm’s Finance Committee, the Firm Wide New Activity Committee and the Technology Risk Committee, and she was the co-chair of the Technology Division Operating Committee.

Jane currently serves on a number of boards for corporate and not for profit organizations including ​Voya Financial, MarketAxess, People’s United Bank, Thoughtworks and Essent Group.  She is the chair of the Technology, Innovation and Operations Committee at Voya Financial and at Essent and is the chair of the Risk Committee at MarketAxess.  In addition, Jane is on the Executive Board of Trustees and the Vice Chair of the Queens College Foundation. Jane previously served on the boards of the Berkshire School and Girls Who Code. 

Jane earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Queens College, and an MBA with a concentration in quantitative analysis from St. John’s University.

About WINGS:

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Many women reach the cusp of leadership and never make the leap. WINGS is strategically positioned to serve this population. 1st woman founded nonprofit, academically-backed, High-Touch, Results-Oriented, 10-month leadership program that fosters mindset and behavior which leads to systematic change. WINGS’s - accelerates thousands more women toward leadership roles in a way that’s never been done before.

Sign up to be a WINGS Mentee or Mentor at www.wingsforgrowth.org 

Show Notes

WINGS for Growth presents "Showing up as a leader" with Jane Chwick, a former Goldman Sachs Partner.

Jane is a former partner of Goldman Sachs where she had a 30-year career in technology. We had a very candid conversation with Jane about pros and cons of long career in one company, managing ups and downs during the business crisis, innovation vs. risk , and finally balancing work and life. 

This episode is filled with frank and bold advice from Jane. 

Jane now serves 5 boards as a technologist and enjoys her time with her children and grandchildren. She says this is her second career, except now she makes a lot more time for herself and her family.  

Quotes:

  1. Biggest risk of innovation is not innovating. 
  2. Gliding for a while is better than leaving completely. 
  3. Getting things done is how you exude leadership.
  4. Being authentic does not mean you are letting your guards down; it is about growing with values and integrity.
  5. Love what you do but you do not need to love what you do all the time. 

Guest Bio:

Jane is a former partner of Goldman Sachs where she had a 30-year career in technology, including most recently as the Co-Chief Operating Officer of the technology division.  As Co-COO she was responsible for financial and business planning, setting the technical strategy and the management of an 8,000-person organization within the firm.  While at Goldman, Jane served on many governance committees, including the firm’s Finance Committee, the Firm Wide New Activity Committee and the Technology Risk Committee, and she was the co-chair of the Technology Division Operating Committee.

Jane currently serves on a number of boards for corporate and not for profit organizations including ​Voya Financial, MarketAxess, People’s United Bank, Thoughtworks and Essent Group.  She is the chair of the Technology, Innovation and Operations Committee at Voya Financial and at Essent and is the chair of the Risk Committee at MarketAxess.  In addition, Jane is on the Executive Board of Trustees and the Vice Chair of the Queens College Foundation. Jane previously served on the boards of the Berkshire School and Girls Who Code. 

Jane earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Queens College, and an MBA with a concentration in quantitative analysis from St. John’s University.

About WINGS:

Hope you like what you heard. Give us your feedback and let us know what are other topics you like to hear about. Follow us on:

Many women reach the cusp of leadership and never make the leap. WINGS is strategically positioned to serve this population. 1st woman founded nonprofit, academically-backed, High-Touch, Results-Oriented, 10-month leadership program that fosters mindset and behavior which leads to systematic change. WINGS’s - accelerates thousands more women toward leadership roles in a way that’s never been done before.

Sign up to be a WINGS Mentee or Mentor at www.wingsforgrowth.org