4 Women Under 30 Who Are Killing It On Wall Street

If you’ve ever taken a look at the Department of Labor’s list of the most common occupations for women, you might wonder if it’s a parody.

Not that there’s anything wrong with women who are nurses, and teachers, and administrative assistants, but we need representation across all industries, not just those that are stereotypically female.

While we still have a long way to go with evening out the wage gap and the gender gap in certain industries, the women from this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the finance category give us hope that women can crush it like dudes on Wall Street.

Kerri Cohen Saperstein, 29: VP at Goldman Sachs Group


Born in NYC and having graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, Kerri Cohen Saperstein is a corporate bond trader who is running one of the company’s five books. She specifically focuses on industrial companies, homebuilders, and midstream energy names.

Ann Mathews, 28: VP at Goldman Sachs Group


Ann and her family moved to the U.S. after escaping Kenya as refugees. She went on to attend Duke University, secured a Summer Analyst position with Goldman Sachs, and is now one of the top-performing salespeople on the equities derivatives desk.

Alissa Merar, 29: VP at Bank of America


Alissa is a banker in the consumer sector that works with huge brands like Hasbro, Hershey, MolsonCoors, and Campbell Soup. She received her degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and started as a Summer Analyst for Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America) in 2008.

Katy Zhao, 29: VP at Morgan Stanley


Katy received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Statistics from New York University and then secured a job as an Analyst for Morgan Stanley in 2009. She currently is in charge of Morgan Stanley’s sustainable impact portfolio where she manages about $200 million to invest in companies who meet her criteria.

If these boss b*tches can do it, so can you. It’s not too late to get an MBA or switch your major to finance.

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