We Talk Careers

Brought to you by Women In ETFs. Kristine Delano talks to executives in the height of their careers. We’ll find out about the lessons they have learned and how they spot talent in their organizations. Whether you work in high finance or are curious about the hustle it takes to succeed on Wall Street, this podcast is for you.

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Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

Why will self-awareness of your skills and strengths make a huge difference to your success? Holly Framsted is Director of ETFs at Capital Group, home of the American Funds. Prior to joining Capital, Holly was a managing director and head of U.S. ETF product segments at BlackRock where she was responsible for leading the development and commercialization of BlackRock’s factor, sustainable and megatrends ETFs for U.S. investors. Kristine Delano and Holly discuss how careers ought to reflect strengths and on not rely solely on titles or pre-conceived notions of success. How do you know which strengths you possess and how do you apply them to your own career planning? Listen to the episode for guidance on creating a strength-based framework for your career trajectory. Follow on Instagram kristine.delano.writer to join the conversation. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to www.kristinedelano.com for your Thrive Guide: a compilation of the most requested and insightful advice from our guests on Leadership and Advancement.

Tuesday May 31, 2022

How to prioritize wellness while remaining productive and relevant? Lara Crigger is the Editor-in-Chief at VettaFi (ETF Trends). She oversees content strategy and direction, while helping develop new opportunities. For 15 years, first as a freelance writer and then at ETF.com, Lara has followed the trailblazers and trends shaping the ETF industry. From SEC rulings to securities law, from market structure to market movers, she is always on the lookout for misunderstood or overlooked stories worth telling. Kristine Delano and Lara discuss how work is good for mental health, but negative working environments as well as inadequate work/life boundaries can lead to physical and mental health problems. Listen to the episode for guidance on prioritizing our mental health on the job. Follow on Instagram kristine.delano.writer to join the conversation. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to www.kristinedelano.com for your Thrive Guide: a compilation of the most requested and insightful advice from our guests on Leadership and Advancement. Books mentioned: The Bogle Effect by Eric Balchunas and Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron.

Tuesday May 17, 2022

How do you negotiate in a way that builds lasting and productive relationships? We all negotiate. In our personal lives, in our careers, how we negotiate and who wins, can make a lasting impact. In this episode of We Talk Careers, we are talking to Shanna Weber. Shana is the Managing Director of Corporate Strategy at Charles Schwab. She leads a team focused on identifying near term growth opportunities while also supporting long-term strategic planning across the enterprise. Shannon earned her MBA from the University of Arizona and dual BS degrees in finance and management from Arizona State University. She completed her SIFMA designation at Wharton. Kristine Delano and Shanna talk about the art of negotiation. Why is listening a superpower? And how nothing can beat preparation.  They mention Episode 11, where Diana Tidd talks about the importance of how other’s receive information. Follow on Instagram kristine.delano.writer to join the conversation. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to www.kristinedelano.com for your Thrive Guide: a compilation of the most requested and insightful advice from our guests on Leadership and Advancement.

Tuesday May 03, 2022

Coaches, Mentors, Sponsors…oh my. How do you leverage your Network Pyramid? What is the role of a coach? How do you use a mentor? And why do you need a sponsor? In this episode of We Talk Careers, we are talking to Sue Thompson. Sue is an Executive Vice President at State Street Global Advisors and Heads SPDR America's Distribution. Prior to joining State Street in 2018, she advised some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated investment managers on their growth and distribution strategies. Sue is a graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Law and a Member of the California State Bar association. Kristine Delano welcomes Sue back to We Talk Careers to talk about your Network Pyramid and how to cultivate these important relationships in your career. “A coach talks to you. A mentor talks with you. And a sponsor talks about you.” Don’t miss out. Sue’s previous episode on Your Brand is Episode # 5 Michelle Mikos dives deep into Mentoring in Episode #10 Follow kristine.delano.writer on Instagram to join the conversation. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to www.kristinedelano.com for your Thrive Guide: a compilation of the most requested and insightful advice from our guests on Leadership and Advancement. Also check out Sue’s book recommendation: The Changing World Order by Ray Dalio.

Tuesday Apr 26, 2022

What are the signs that a corporate culture is rotten? Or perhaps just not a good fit? On the flip side, it is amazing what is possible when the culture at your job is healthy and supportive. In this episode of We Talk Careers, we are talking to Laura Morrison. Laura is global head of listings at CBOE Global Markets. Laura spent 20 years at New York Stock Exchange and played a leading role in bringing new and innovative ETF products to market while launching key market quality programs. Laura received her bachelor's in finance from Western Michigan University. Kristine Delano and Laura talk about corporate culture. What makes some work environments amazing and what drives people out. Before you transition to your next role, how can you be sure the culture is a great fit? Follow on Instagram kristine.delano.writer to join the conversation. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to https://kristinedelano.com/we-talk-careers-episode-12-diagnosing-culture/ for a free worksheet – Diagnosing Corporate Culture. Also check out Laura’s book recommendations: Accountable by Michael O'Leary and Warren Valdmanis, and The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni.

Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

How do you advocate for your career? When do you push back and when do you stand firm? In this episode of We Talk Careers, we are talking to Diana Tidd. She is on the executive committee of MSCI and coordinates the environmental, social and governance strategy. Prior to this role. Diana worked as the head of the Asia team for Brown Brothers Harriman. In 2016, Diana was named by Money Management Executive as one of the top women in asset management. Diana received her bachelor's in political science, from Colgate and a masters in Latin American studies from Stanford University. Kristine Delano and Diana talk about the tough spots in your career. When you have to stand up and when you should stand down.  Learn from their nuanced insights -  like how to read conference room to when to take things offline. Follow on Instagram kristine.delano.writer to join the conversation. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to  https://kristinedelano.com/we-talk-careers-episode-11-career-advocacy/ for a free worksheet - Advocate for YOUR Career. Also check out Diana’s book recommendation: The Premonition by Michael Lewis.

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

One of the best things that can happen on the job is when someone sees your potential. They take notice of the work you are doing and challenge you to do more. Be more. They offer to sit with you and untangle the mixed-up messages you are getting from your colleagues and others. They are a mentor. What makes them great? In this episode of We Talk Careers, we are talking to Michelle Mikos. She is the Managing Director of ETF Due Diligence at Invesco, where she has been for the last 16 years. She has a bachelor’s from Notre Dame and recently completed her MBA at Oxford. She lives in Chicago and has traveled to all seven continents. Kristine Delano and Michelle challenge you to get a mentor and be a mentor. What steps can you take to find and retain a great mentor? Prepare to be inspired and a big shout out to Bobby Brooks for his prominent role in Michelle’s story. Follow on Instagram kristine.delano.writer to join the conversation. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to www.kristinedelano.com for a free worksheet to Woman-Up and Be a Great Mentor. Also check out Michelle’s book recommendations: The Road Less Traveled by M Scott Peck, Feeling Good by David D. Burns, and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Tuesday Apr 05, 2022

Most of us have had moments or even seasons where our success feels illegitimate, or we feel inadequate to our own efforts.  We are told to feel confident and project success. Why does it sometimes feel like a house of cards? In this episode, we are talking to Kathleen Moriarty - a senior counsel in the law firm of Chapman and Cutler, specializing in exchange-traded products and FinTech. She is regularly quoted in the media about issues from financial indexes to ETFs to crypto. The fact that Kathleen, a member of the New York city bar Association's investment management regulation committee and the NASDAQ quality of markets committee, can suffer from Impostor Syndrome should make us all take a deep breath. Kristine Delano unpacks how Kathleen tackles Impostor Syndrome head on. Follow on Instagram kristine.delano.writer for behind the microphone photos and inspiration. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to www.kristinedelano.com for a free worksheet to Tackle Impostor Syndrome to the Ground. Also check out Kathleen’s book recommendations: Momo by Michael Ende and Her Again by Meryl Streep.  

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

Do you pride yourself on being productive? Have you found the line between toxic and healthy? In this episode, we are talking to Kara Pagliuca. We all strive to be productive and keep on task, but what happens when we can’t leave the work behind? What are the impacts on us and our relationships when we verge over into the unhealthy region of productivity? Kara shares with Kristine how she uses planning, routines, and other skills to keep both productive and healthy. Kara is a Senior National Account Manager at State Street. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to www.kristinedelano.com for a free worksheet on the 5 Indicators of Toxic Productivity and 8 Ways to Combat. Also check out Kara’s book recommendation Option B by Cheryl Sandberg.

Tuesday Mar 22, 2022

Is stress beating you down? How are successful women finding creative ways to turn down the crazy-meter and find peace in their careers and in their lives? In this episode, we are talking to Linda Zhang. Stress is a natural neurological and biological function that can spur us into action and even save our lives. But what happens when stress stays at a critical level for too long? We burn out. Linda shares with us her unique and accessible ways of dealing with stress. Linda is the founder of Purview Investments, an ETF sub-advisory firm focused on climate and sustainable investing. The conversation between Linda and Kristine will help us take a deep breath and recognize the importance of mindfulness and mind resets. Visit www.womeninetfs.com to find additional support in the ETF industry. Go to www.kristinedelano.com for 7 Simple Steps for Managing Stress in your Career and also check out Linda’s book recommendation The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Yu.

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