Diversity Woman Magazine

FALL 2012

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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DW'S 100BESTCOMPANIES forLEADERSHIPDEVELOPMENTforWOMEN Company Lockheed Martin Macy's Marriott International Mass Mu- tual Financial Group Mastercard McDonald's McKinsey Merck MetLife Microsoft Morgan Stanley New York Life Insurance Company Newell Rubbermaid 6SULQJëHOG 0$ Financial services Headquarters Bethesda, MD Type of Company Aerospace, defense Cincinnati, OH Retailing Bethesda, MD Hospitality Ida Liu Managing Director and Head of North American Asian Clients Group CITI New York, NY Purchase, NY Oak Brook, IL New York, NY Whitehouse Station, NJ New York, NY Redmond, WA New York, NY New York, NY Financial services Food services Management consulting Pharmaceutical Financial services Computer software Financial services Insurance: life and annuity Sandy Springs, GA Northern Trust Chicago, IL Office Depot Pearson PepsiCo* Pfizer Pillsbury Win- throp Shaw Pittman LLP Procter & Gamble * Female CEO www.diversitywoman.com Fall 2012 DIVERSITY WOMAN 47 Consumer goods Boca Raton, FL Upper Saddle River, NJ Purchase, NY New York, NY New York, NY Financial services Specialty retail Media, education Food, beverages Pharmaceutical /DZ ëUP Cincinnati, OH Consumer goods I da Liu had been on a strong path in the investment bank- ing world when she took a slight detour. She had spent six years at Merrill Lynch and had been an advisor in some key mergers and deals when she decided to consolidate her inter- ests in business and fashion and work for designer Vivienne Tam as the head of global sales, marketing, public relations, and business development. It was a risky move that paid off when Liu landed at Citi, where she is the head of the North American Asian Clients Group. Te savvy manager has received internal recognition—Citi Private Bank's Chairman Council Award—multiple years for being one of the top performers. In 2011, Liu received the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. Liu can't say enough about the great managers she is sur- rounded by on a daily basis, who serve as role models. "At Citi, we have excellent leadership that can help guide me and others," says Liu. Outside her encounters with great leaders, Liu has solidi- fied her leadership chops by participating in three different programs offered at Citi. One, Women Leading Citi, is an 18-month program that paired her with a sponsor whose job was to mentor her, expand her network, and advocate for new opportunities. Each participant got an in-depth assess- ment, up to six months of executive coaching, and access to supplemental leadership workshops. Citi reports that of the 59 women in the 2009 program—the first—29 percent have new job responsibilities, 22 percent have new roles, and 19 percent have a new level of seniority. Liu says this and other Citi programs have broadened her business connections. "Each one of the programs gives me the ability to network with highly talented individuals from differ- ent business units around the world," she says. "I can call them and tap into our extensive, global network."

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