Ellevate, the women’s network formerly known as 85 Broads and headed by Wall Street legend Sallie Krawcheck, launched an index fund last week that focuses on companies predominately managed and chaired by women. Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund (PXWEX) is a partnership between Ellevate and fund management company Pax World Management. But as the former Merrill Lynch and Citi executive moves on to pursue business ventures through Ellevate, there are still burning questions about her time on the Street that every curious analyst and business journalist has been dying to ask. Fusion’s Alicia Menendez sat down with Krawcheck to find out what we’ve all been wondering.
ABOVE: Sallie Krawcheck. CREDIT: Getty Images
In our extended interview, Krawcheck details her 30 years on Wall Street and the impetus for leaving.
In 2013, Krawcheck doubled down on this idea and bought 85 Broads, the women’s network recently renamed Ellevate. We spoke to the trailblazer about the hazing she received as a young female analyst, the closed-door meetings during the crash, her clashes with Vikram Pandit, and what’s in the pipeline for 2014.
Watch part one of Fusion’s in-depth interview with Sallie Krawcheck:
CREDIT: Claudia Pou, Alicia Menendez, Cleo Stiller, Victoria Moreno