“Alan [Levenson] looked at my resume and interviewed me and offered me a job in Corp Fin, and it was the only job offer I got where nobody said, ‘We want you because you’re a woman.’”
“When I left the SEC in ’86, I was a woman lawyer. When I came to Gibson Dunn in 1998, I was just a lawyer.”
“There’s nothing about being a woman that will preclude you from being the head of the SEC, that in and of itself is not a barrier. That barrier had already been broken down, and obviously I’m very grateful to women like Mary [Schapiro] that did pave the way. And like my boss Ivette [Lopez], who started their careers before I did and probably had a harder time than I did in trying to move through perceptions and artificial barriers that were there just based on whether you are a woman or not.”
“I’ve been lucky in the sense that your generations were the trailblazers and as I was coming up my bosses or supervisors who were from your generation had wives or daughters and they could be sensitive to the fact that, we’ve seen our wife and daughter experience this and it’s not fair so we want to treat everybody a little bit more equally.”
The Open Door: Roles of Women in Securities Regulation was made possible, in part, through the generous support of:
The Gallery was prepared and built by Carla Rosati.
Ms. Koncick thanks the members of the 2014-15 Museum Committee for their guidance in the development of the Gallery: Mark Cahn, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP; Joseph Carcello, University of Tennessee; Daniel Goelzer, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chair; Thomas Gorman, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Parveen Gupta, Lehigh University; David Harms, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Brian Hoffman, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Philip Khinda, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Arthur Laby, Rutgers University; David Martin, Covington & Burling LLP; James McKinney, University of Maryland; James Overdahl, Delta Strategy Group; Eric Roiter, Boston University; Richard Rowe, Proskauer Rose LLP and Erik Sirri, Babson College.
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