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The Power in Women Supporting Women with Sue Harnett

Sue Harnett knows a thing or two about helping others’ voices be heard, and she’s a fierce advocate for others. Through her many years in Fin-Tech and banking, as well as her experience being an angel investor and helping start ups.

Sue has a heart for women leaders and business owners. This week’s episode 19 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about growing your network and asking the right questions to help others expand their horizons and ideas!

Sue currently serves as Independent Director, Nomination & Governance Committee Chair, and a member of the Risk Committee of the OFG Holding Company Bank Board (NYSE:OFG) and a member of the Compensation & Human Capital and Audit Committees of Life Storage (NYSE:LSI). She recently joined the Board of American Enterprise Group, a mutual insurance company and is a member of the Audit Committee. Previously she served on the Board of Directors of First Niagara Financial Group. She is certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors as a Director and a Governance Fellow and a Qualified Risk Director when she was awarded a Certificate in Risk Governance from the DCRO Institute.

To give back, Sue is a founding limited partner of How Women Invest and a member of the Executive Board of How Women Lead an organization committed to increasing venture funding to women-led companies.

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Julie Castro Abrams and Sue Harnett are sharing the importance of asking great questions and actionable steps you can take right now to help other women succeed beside you.

Some of the talking points Julie and Sue go over in this episode include:

  • Balancing Motherhood, careers, and other challenges throughout the ages as women in successful career fields.

  • The power in asking good questions in board meetings, and the role you play as a board member, whether it’s in banking or start-ups.

  • Why it’s important for other women to join boards and why Sue puts in extra work to help fellow women join them.

  • Innovations in Fin-tech that Sue sees that have a strong potential to change the trajectory of women in finances.

This episode will encourage you to humbly help others and be a fierce advocate for others through networking. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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