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 Monica Mandelli Managing Director, Investment Banking GOLDMAN SACHS New York, NY Company Prudential Financial PWC Headquarters Newark, NJ New York, NY Scripps Health San Diego, CA Sodexo USA Gaithersburg, Maryland State Farm Texas Instruments The McGraw-Hill Companies E ver since Monica Mandelli landed at Goldman Sachs after graduating from Harvard Business School in 1998, she has climbed the corporate ladder to become one of the most powerful women on Wall Street. Today she's responsible for developing Goldman's relationships with wealthy families. Over the years, Mandelli has taken leadership development courses at Goldman, and each time she learns something valuable. "I've learned skills from how to give a public speech with poise to how to better motivate people, and everything in between," she says. Te most recent program Mandelli completed, the Manag- ing Director Leadership Acceleration Initiative, is available to senior managing directors, who are given coaching and group projects that expand their knowledge of many different areas of the firm. "All these programs are extremely helpful, as each one leaves you with at least two or three practical follow-ups or tips to be a better professional," says Mandelli. Over the years, Mandelli has served as co-head of the Firmwide Women's Network and was co-head of the Women's Network for the Investment Banking Division. She has also taken other leadership roles in the firm's recruiting, training, and mentoring programs. "Like many working moms, I feel that one of the toughest decisions is to give up some time that I would be spending with my children in order to fulfill my responsibilities in the office," Mandelli says. "Tat is why it is very important to me to know at all times that my career is on the right trajectory, be- cause the opportunity cost is so high." She takes that mandate very seriously and each year assesses whether she is challenged enough. Having a great manager is part of that equation. "It is extremely important to have someone who knows where you want to go and is willing to help you get there," says Mandelli. www.diversitywoman.com The New York Times The PNC Financial Ser- vices Group The Principal Financial Group TIAA Cref Valassis Communica- tions Verizon Viacom Media Networks Walmart WellPoint Wells Fargo Wyndham Worldwide Xerox * * Female CEO Fall 2012 DIVERSITY WOMAN 49 New York, NY Pittsburgh, PA Newspapers Financial services Des Moines, IA Finance and insurance New York, NY Livonia, MI Financial services Media and marketing services New York, NY New York, NY Bentonville, AR Telecommunications Entertainment General merchandiser Indianapolis, IN Managed health care San Francisco, CA Banking Parsippany, NJ Norwalk, CT Bloomington, IL Dallas, TX New York, NY Type of Company Financial services Professional services +HDOWKFDUH QRQ SURëW 'LYHUVLëHG outsourcing services Financial services Semiconductors Publishing Hospitality Computer peripherals

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