The chair of the Ellevate Network about her mentor who she was named after and shares her guilty pleasures

The chair of the Ellevate Network about her mentor, who she was named after and shares her guilty pleasures.

Sixty Seconds with Sallie Krawcheck

Chair of Ellevate Network asked the former president of Bank of America’s global wealth and investment division a few questions about herself. What movie could you watch over and over and still love?

Sallie Krawcheck: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. I once met Lance Armstrong; we started to quote the movie to each other, and I corrected him. Life highlight.


WM: What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

SK: White wine.


WM: What’s the last book you read?

SK: Girl on a Train, by Paula Hawkins.


WM: Biggest mistake?  

SK: Coming to an agreement on a handshake; the CEO left shortly thereafter and the next CEO was of a different mind. 


WM: Were you named after anyone?

SK: Yes, my Aunt Sallie, who was my mother’s younger sister.


WM: What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

SK: The strangest thing I believed was that I had two imaginary friends.


WM: Who is your mentor and what is the single best advice you received from him/her?

SK: My first mentor was Weston Hicks, now CEO of Alleghany. He told me to stop hanging back; that if I did good work but didn’t communicate it, I might as well have not done it. 


WM: What’s something that amazes you?

SK: My children. All the time.


WM: What’s one thing you’d rather pay someone to do than do yourself? Why?

SK: Pay bills. I find it mind-numbingly boring.

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