Sallie Krawcheck has overseen some of the world’s top financial firms and has been deemed one of Wall Street’s most powerful women.
“I hear often that the #MeToo movement hasn’t hit Wall Street as hard as it has other industries and that’s really because there hasn’t been a senior singular individual like a Harvey Weinstein, who has represented harassment on Wall Street,” she said. “The women would tell you the incidences are at the highest across industries, it’s just not happening in newspaper headline types of ways.”
Krawcheck says it’s also a women’s financial stability that could be a factor in whether she comes forward about sexual harassment.
“You know, when I first started on Wall Street I needed that job. When I was being aggressively harassed, I couldn’t walk out of there,” she explained.
After building a decades-long career on Wall Street, Krawcheck left to start Ellevest, and investment platform that aims to get more money in the hands of women.
“I think what’s happening right now with young women is so exciting,” she stated. “What’s very interesting about today is that post the Trump election young women are activating, young women are recognizing that, you know, that we were doing before wasn’t enough…”