9 episodes

The author of "Gray Divorce", "Silver Linings" and "Women on Top: Women, Wealth & Social Change" presents a new podcast, Women on Top with Haleh Moddasser. In this podcast, Haleh talks with guests who have each made a crack in the proverbial glass ceiling, are making strides to address societal problems, or are supporting the financial future of women. Haleh and her guests, who represent many different fields - entrepreneurship, finance, journalism, medicine, activism and more – engage in transparent conversations that reflect professional and personal struggles, as well as accomplishment. Through these episodes, we learn about embracing a purpose and lifting up others while safeguarding our own future success.

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The author of "Gray Divorce", "Silver Linings" and "Women on Top: Women, Wealth & Social Change" presents a new podcast, Women on Top with Haleh Moddasser. In this podcast, Haleh talks with guests who have each made a crack in the proverbial glass ceiling, are making strides to address societal problems, or are supporting the financial future of women. Haleh and her guests, who represent many different fields - entrepreneurship, finance, journalism, medicine, activism and more – engage in transparent conversations that reflect professional and personal struggles, as well as accomplishment. Through these episodes, we learn about embracing a purpose and lifting up others while safeguarding our own future success.

    “The Greatest Job on Wall Street” says Carolyn Saacke

    “The Greatest Job on Wall Street” says Carolyn Saacke

    Carolyn Saacke is the Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage at the New York Stock Exchange where she maintains relationships with private equity, venture capital, legal, investment banking and advisory firms for the benefit of capital markets and listed company teams.

    In this episode of Women on Top with Haleh Moddasser, our guest explains the drop in the number of IPOs in 2022 following a robust 2021; the definition of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC)s; and expectations for rates of return in the stock market. Carolyn and Haleh also talk about what it’s like for women working in the financial profession.

    • 29 min
    “Venture Investing to Do Good, Earn Reward and Build Brand” with Julie Castro Abrams

    “Venture Investing to Do Good, Earn Reward and Build Brand” with Julie Castro Abrams

    Julie Castro Abrams is the managing partner at How Women Invest, an early-stage venture firm focused on the intersection of female founders and female investors. She is also the CEO of How Women Lead, a network of executive women working to increase female leadership representation on boards and more.
    Julie engages with Women on Top with Haleh Moddasser about women supporting other women through venture funds. Julie debunks myths about women investors, demystifies terminology associated with venture funds, and describes the stages of a company and the investment risk level associated with each stage.

    • 28 min
    "Teaming Up for a Winning Divorce" with Jaime Davis

    "Teaming Up for a Winning Divorce" with Jaime Davis

    Jaime Davis is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified Family Financial Mediator and Certified Parenting Coordinator. The co-managing partner at Gailor Hunt Davis Taylor & Gibbs, PLLC in Raleigh, NC was selected to Super Lawyers in 2019 and named to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in Family Law in 2018 and 2019. Jaime is the podcast host of A Year and a Day: Divorce Without Destruction and author of a book by the same name.
    Jaime sits down with Women on Top with Haleh Moddasser to discuss the current state of divorce, why what looks fair on paper is not necessarily what is best for your long-term, and the reality of gray divorce. She and Haleh explain the value of working with a team of professionals who each advise on very specific but vital areas for your overall wellness during a divorce.

    • 22 min
    "Refuge for Women's Health" with Helai Hesham

    "Refuge for Women's Health" with Helai Hesham

    Helai Hesham is a board-certified doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, subspecializing in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She is an assistant professor of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her fellowship at Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital.
    Dr. Hesham sits down with Women on Top with Haleh Moddasser to discuss her experience as a young Afghan refugee, the impact of being raised by a strong female doctor, what Covid revealed about healthcare in the U.S., plus her passion for helping women in poverty.

    • 34 min
    "Running The Money" with Stephanie Link

    "Running The Money" with Stephanie Link

    Stephanie Link is chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at Hightower, a national wealth management firm. When she started her career in finance, Stephanie was just 1 of 3 women on a floor of over 500 working on a trading desk, where they couldn’t wear pantsuits or sleeveless anything, but certainly had to wear stockings no matter the temperature. She and Haleh discuss how much has changed since then, the power of learning from life’s challenges, and the “real” Jim Cramer.
    Prior to joining Hightower, Stephanie was the senior managing director and head of global equities research at Nuveen, where she co-managed the CREF Stock Variable Annuity Portfolio with $170 billion in assets, managed her own US Core portfolio with $3.7 billion in assets and oversaw a team of investment professionals who collectively managed $40 billion. Before joining Nuveen, she spent seven years at TheStreet as Chief Investment Officer and co-portfolio manager of Jim Cramer’s Charitable Trust. Before that, she was at Prudential Equity Group and Dean Witter Reynolds.
    With so much experience, Stephanie’s insights are frequently sought after for industry events and by the media. You might recognize her from The Halftime Report, Closing Bell and Squawk Box.

    • 36 min
    "It’s Not Taboo" with Tracy MacNeal

    "It’s Not Taboo" with Tracy MacNeal

    In this important episode, Haleh is riveted by her conversation with Tracy MacNeal, President and CEO at Materna Medical, a medical device company devoted to improving women’s pelvic health through technology and empowerment. The two discuss the historical lack of medical research specifically done on women, the embarrassment associated with pelvic conditions, and the role technology is playing to transform women’s health care. Do you know the signs of woman having a heart attack? Listen and learn, because it is not the same as a man’s symptoms!

    Holding a BE in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union and an MBA from Duke, Tracy has over 20 years in pharmaceuticals, digital health and medical devices. A deep believer in the importance of contribution and collaboration within our shared healthcare ecosystem, she also serves as national Chair for Advamed’s Women’s Executive Network, amplifying the voices of women leaders who are creating the future of healthcare. Did we mention she’s a North Carolina native…born and raised?

    • 39 min

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