Episode 053 – Natalie A. Brown, CEO, Mesirow
On this episode of The Executives’ Exchange, Natalie Brown (CEO of Mesirow) shares with us her success story and how your career path can stray from the original plan. Join us in hearing her advice for aspiring young girls today and what the financial industry needs to work on.
00:00 – Intro
1:13 – Early life
5:10 – Early influences & role models
6:45 – Early career path
12:57 – The negative connotation of luck for women
17:17 – From CFO to CEO
19:28 – Life as a mother and CEO
21:43 – Message from sponsor, Shure
22:13 – Education and career planning for children
26:51 – Being a woman in finance
28:41 – Diversity and inclusivity within organizations
32:25 – Leading with authenticity and vulnerability
36:43 – Work vs. personal relationships
37:51 – Civic work
39:39 – Work to be done in the finance industry
40:58 – What gives hope (post-pandemic)
44:03 – Advice to past self and younger generations
45:53 – Rapid fire questions
1:01:59 – Outro
Episode Link: Mesirow
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