Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet
“In my view, going back to my mom who was my first sponsor, maybe my first and only female sponsor… she was an incredible model. Because we had a really close family and she worked."
Porat was formerly CFO of Morgan Stanley. "When I started there were very few women at the managing director level and very few who had families, which is something that was important to me. So it’s not like when I looked up I could say, “Well, that’s who I want to be.” And you see this real narrowing of a lot of women opting out of the profession as they ascend up the ranks, which I think is really unfortunate. Since 1987, there are now many more of us as at the higher levels with families, so I think as role models we are encouraging more women to stay within banking and rise up through the ranks.
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