“Where there was no critical mass of women, we became one.”

September 14, 20161 minute read

— Jacki Zehner, first female trader to be invited to join the Goldman Sachs partnership talking in a Makers video about her career in what she calls a “hyper male-dominated culture.” As a partner, she founded the firm’s fixed income women’s network and now says her passion is to encourage women to “own their power and own their capacity to create change.”

She is now CEO of Women Moving Millions, a community of 250 women who have each pledged at least $1 million to support organizations benefitting women and girls. As a teenager, Zehner won the Canadian Junior Bodybuilding Championship for two years running.