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TIAA’s Kathie Andrade Talks Adaptability and Resiliency

After a noteworthy keynote address at the 26th Annual Stern Women in Business Conference, Kathie Andrade stopped by Stern Chats to share her insights on what makes a strong leader and the key moments that have made her career.

What has been instrumental within your career for getting you to where you are today?

When I think about the success I’ve had and what led to that, it’s a couple of different things. One, it’s confidence. I had a lot of confidence in my ability and in what I could do. I really understood what was most important to me. And so I kind of paved a different path and I did so because I really recognized that it’s important.…

Corporate America has as many John’s as female executives

There are just as many chief executives in Fortune 500 companies named John as there are women. The 23 female chief executives, representing just about 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs, provide a lens into how male-dominant industry has seen slow development towards female inclusion at the top. Even more discouraging is the fact that the inability to see a professional woman in a sea of James, Michaels and others is a permeating illustration across industries. 

Inspired by an Ernst & Young report in 2015, The New York Times began tracking a Glass Ceiling Index, which shows that the largest percentage increase in female representation from 2015 to 2018 was in democratic senators, with an increase from 30 percent to 35 percent, and corporate board members, with an increase from 16 percent to 19 percent.…

Club Trek Spring 2018: Namibia: the trip of a lifetime

After travelling throughout Namibia for a week, seeing some truly wonderful sights, we drove through the gates of the Erindi Private Game Reserve. Although completely non-descript to begin with, our group soon realized that we were in for the crown jewel of the trip. We were only at the reserve for 48 hours, but we were able to see so many beautiful animals-it was amazing.

The first day at Erindi was filled with a new sense of excitement for Namibia as we were greeted almost immediately by a large bull elephant that was just as happy grazing on plant life nearby as he was walking in front of our bus before lazily finding more food on the side of the road.…

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