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14 March 2024 • Articles

Morrow Sodali

Rising in the Ranks: Supporting Female Diversity in Professional Services


IWD Event

On Equal Pay Day, Morrow Sodali brought together four trailblazing women in professional services for a candid discussion around supporting female diversity.

Barri Rafferty

Barri Rafferty – Panel Host
CEO, Americas, Morrow Sodali

Lauren Moss

Lauren Moss
Chief Sustainability Officer, Vornado Realty Trust

Nicole Sandford

Nicole Sandford
President and CEO, Aspira Women’s Health

Rachel Stern

Rachel Stern
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Strategic Resources, FactSet

Mary Ellen Anderson

Mary Ellen Anderson
Vice President of Corporate and Institutional Relations and Corporate Governance Officer, Broadridge Financial Solutions


Our speakers shared their perspectives on:

  • Recognizing the importance of intrapreneurship
  • Balancing career and family commitments while prioritizing mental health
  • Asserting your needs both within and beyond the workplace
  • Battling imposter syndrome and mastering your personal pep talk
  • Men's place in the conversation on gender equity


Here are some books that impacted their perspectives on career and mindset:

  1. The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
  2. Quit by Annie Duke
  3. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  4. The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean
  5. All the Devils Are Here by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera


A warm thank you to our speakers for sharing their perspectives and to the attendees for joining the discussion.

To view a recording of the webinar, click here.

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