In 2014, Sallie collaborated with Impax President Joe Keefe to create the Impax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund, which invests in the highest-rated companies in the world in advancing women’s leadership. Today, that Fund is the oldest and largest in the gender lens investing space, and Sallie serves as consultant to Impax Ellevate team.
Sallie is the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital-first, mission-driven investment platform for women. Ellevest is one of the fastest growing digital investment platforms and has been named a #24 on CNBC’s top 50 “Disruptor” list, #14 on LinkedIn’s 50 “Most Sought-After Startups” (and #2 in New York) and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Brilliant Ideas. Sallie’s professional mission is to help women reach their financial and professional goals, thus enabling them to live better lives and unleashing a positive ripple effect for our families, our communities and our economy.
She is widely recognized as one of the most influential women in business. In 2020, Barron’s named her to its list of the 100 “Most Influential Women in the U.S.” Inc. recognized her as a “Top Female Founder,” and Fortune Magazine dubbed Sallie “The Last Honest Analyst.” Forbes listed Sallie as the seventh most powerful woman in the world, and she was # 9 on Fast Company’s list of the “100 Most Creative People in Business.”
Sallie is the best-selling author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work” and is chair of the Ellevate Network, a 150,000-strong global professional women’s network.
Before launching Impax Ellevate and Ellevest, Sallie built a successful career on Wall Street: She was the CEO of Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, US Trust, the Citi Private Bank, and Sanford C. Bernstein. She was also Chief Financial Officer for Citigroup. Prior to that, she was a top-ranked research analyst covering the securities industry.
Sallie received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School.