Sallie Krawcheck is the co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, a women’s digital advisor planned to be launched in the year 2016. Currently, she is the Chair and owner of the Ellevate Network. Before this, she served as the President of Global Wealth and Investment Management, Bank of America. She is ranked as one of the most senior and most powerful women on the Wall Street, and has also served as an advisor for a number of start-up businesses.
Sallie was born and brought up in South Carolina. Her father, Leonard Krawcheck, is an attorney by profession and served as an SC House of Representatives member from 1967 to 1970. During middle school, she wore glasses, braces and corrective shoes, but in high school, she was crowned as the homecoming queen. She received the Morehead scholarship for University of North Carolina, and earned her degree in journalism & mass communication in the year 1987. Though, she never did journalism and received her MBA in 1992 from Columbia Business School.