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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

Host: Margaret Mueller, President & CEO, The Executives’ Club of Chicago
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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