‘I can’t let these people re-write history.’ Susan Antilla on her long crusade to rid Wall Street of sexual harassment. Episode 42
Susan Antilla has spent more than 25 years writing about and exposing sexual harassment and discrimination on Wall Street. She joins the pod today to talk to Jeff and Bruce about her stellar career, her work, and progress made. InvestmentNews CEO Christine Shaw makes her long-awaited debut on the pod to discuss her work towards gender equality through her own stewardship of InvestmentNews, as well as her podcast, Her Success Matters, which focuses on the journey’s and success’s of C-Suite women across the business.
Interview with Susan Antilla – 0:00-28:15
- The story on her initial reporting/first book and the issues in the industry
- Are we getting any better in financial services?
- What explains the RIA diversity issues?
- High profile success stories
- The power of the iPhone for shining a light on harassment
- Distinction between the biggest firms and smaller outfits like hedge funds or private equity
- The role of mandatory arbitration
Interview with Christine Shaw – 28:50-40:20
- Origins of Her Success Matters
- How women’s place in the financial services workplace has evolved over recent decades
- The InvestmentNews efforts on this front and how they’ve adapted to the pandemic environment
- Individuals vs. companies as ways to address these issues
Her Success Matters Podcast
Guest Bio: Susan Antilla is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been a financial columnist at The New York Times, Bloomberg, TheStreet and USA Today. She is author of the #MeToo book on sexual harassment on Wall Street: Tales From the Boom-Boom Room: The Landmark Legal Battles That Exposed Wall Street’s Shocking Culture of Sexual Harassment. The New York Observer called the book “a work of compelling Wall Street anthropology.”
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