Advice and Insight from Women Executives

After years of conducting interviews for our WE Women Executives series, I find that looking back over my conversations in aggregate often provides new insights and reflection. 2017 has been a very busy year for WE Interviews and also for our new interview series, C-Suite Insights. I wanted to share some of the highlights of past interviews as 2017 winds down and we begin to look ahead to 2018. Continue reading

WE Interviews – Anne Finucane

Anne Finucane, Bank of America’s Global Strategy and Marketing Chief

Anne Finucane, Bank of America’s Global Strategy and Marketing Chief, faces the unique challenge of rebranding and repositioning Bank of America, one of the world’s top brands before the global economic crisis, which has faced enormous challenges during the past four years. Noted by The New York Times as one of the most powerful figures in American banking, Finucane is known for her cool head in the midst of crisis and her deftness at creatively approaching situations of mind-boggling complexity. As Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric and friend of Finucane stated, “She stays above the fray and observes it.”

Always Move Forward

When Finucane graduated with honors from the University of New Hampshire, with a major in English and a minor in Art, the last place she expected to end up was in banking. “When I graduated, I thought I would work for a few years, get my Master’s Degree in English or Art, and run an art gallery. But when I began working, I realized I loved business,” said Finucane when I sat down with her in late spring. “By arriving early and staying late, reading everything and being curious, I realized I could advance. I loved that it was a true meritocracy.”

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