Sanders Financial Management Chairman Emily Sanders Leads Panel at Atlanta Women’s Leadership Forum | Business
Emily Sanders, Chairman and CEO of Sanders Financial Management, moderated a panel at the 14th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, held May 4, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Sanders, consistently ranked one of the top women in wealth management nationwide, led a discussion on “Developing Relationships That Support Entrepreneurial Success.”
The Women’s Leadership Forum is presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
The experts on the panel included:
- Henna Inam, Transformational Leadership, Inc.
- Mary Parker, ALL(n)1 Security, Inc.
- Tamika Stokes Goins, Jordan+Taylor
Building a business is familiar territory to Sanders, who founded Sanders Financial Management in 1994 and shepherded its growth into a financial advisory firm with more than $200 million in assets under management.
“Women have been leading the way in entrepreneurship, starting new businesses at nearly twice the rate of men,” notes Sanders. “Before many women start their own businesses they work in the corporate world, and that experience is of great value when they decide to go out on their own.”
There is a huge deficit of female leadership in the corporate world. In the Fortune 1000 there are only 35 female CEOs. The talent pool at big corporations is deepening, however, with executives like Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Google’s Marissa Mayer likely to be Fortune 500 CEOs one day.
Despite the fact that the executive level is still male-dominated, Sanders remains optimistic about the future of women in business. “There’s no shortage of talented and ambitious women,” she said, “and they will continue to break through the glass ceiling one at a time, or else start their own businesses.”