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I'm a former Goldman Sachs analyst who raised over $8.5 million for my fashion startup. Here's how I realized finance wasn't for me.

Meg He is the cofounder of fashion startup ADAY. Bridget Badore Meg He, 33, is the cofounder of ADAY, a fashion brand that creates sustainable professional workwear. After leaving a career in finance and venture capitalism, He started ADAY with former Goldman Sachs coworker Nina Faulhaber. This is what running her business is like, as told to freelance writer Claire Turrell. See more stories on Insider's business page. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit and liked to set myse...
Tags: Fashion, UK, New York, Finance, US, Careers, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Startup, Italy, Portugal, Retail, Goldman Sachs


A study of 61,000 Microsoft employees suggests remote work is bad for communication between different teams

Remote workers can pose "insider threats" to companies, not always intentionally. Justin Paget/Getty Images Fully remote workers communicate less with people outside their team, a study suggests. They are also slower to engage new starters, the study found. Researchers analyzed the habits of 61,000 Microsoft staff before and after they switched to remote working. See more stories on Insider's business page. People working from home in the pandemic spoke less frequently with colleagues...
Tags: UK, News, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Research, University, Working From Home, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Jamie Dimon, Hybrid, Stephen Jones, Berkeley Haas


The 30 companies US business students are most interested in working for

People walk past the Google pavilion at CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mario Tama/Getty Images Universum surveyed over 50,000 students in the US covering nearly 160 areas of study. The company asked students to name the five employers they are most interested in working for. Below are those with the highest share of business students calling them an ideal employer. See more stories on Insider's business page. 30. Airbnb: 3.73% o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Florida, New York, Students, Microsoft, Washington, New York City, US, Careers, Trends, Markets, Nike, Tesla, Bank Of America


3 Gen Zers created a competition to connect young creatives with cash and careers amid the pandemic. Now, luxury giant Kering is getting involved.

(L-R) Harry Beard, Alexandre Daillance, Adam Flanagan Prospect 100 Alexandre Daillance, Harry Beard, Adam Flanagan are the cofounders of Gen Z competition Prospect 100. The contest seeks to connect young creatives with cash prizes and career opportunities. This is part of Insider's entrepreneur series Star, Rising which highlights early entrepreneurs and businesses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Name: Alexandre Daillance, Harry Beard, Adam FlanaganAge: 24, 21, 20 L...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Media, Small Business, US, Trends, Strategy, Startup, Luxury, Goldman Sachs, Beard, Nickelodeon, Bhutan, Steven Smith, Mckinsey, Yeezy


How to nab a competitive 2022 summer internship at Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley

How to land a summer internship on Wall Street. Reuters/herval Summer internships at Wall Street banks boast some of the most sought-after undergrad opportunities. Nailing down an internship could mean starting your search as early as 12 to 18 months beforehand. Our reporting can help you stay on top of the recruiting cycle and stand out on interviews. See more stories on Insider's business page. Today's interns could be tomorrow's managing directors.Even if that's somewhat...
Tags: Finance, Wall Street, Careers, Trends, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, University of Pennsylvania, Morgan Stanley, Goldman, KKR, Bain, Citi, Mckinsey, Jpmorgan, IB


Meet Shou Zi Chew, TikTok's 39-year-old CEO who got his start at Facebook and led a Chinese smartphone giant through one of the biggest tech IPOs in history

Shou Zi Chew in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 23, 2018. Kin Cheung/AP Shou Zi Chew is TikTok's CEO and the CFO of its parent company, Bytedance. He's 39 years old, went to Harvard Business School, and interned at Facebook when it was a startup. Here's what else you need to know about the young tech executive. See more stories on Insider's business page. TikTok, whose massively popular video-sharing platform is used by millions across the world, got a new chief executive in May,...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, News, Finance, China, Singapore, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Joe Biden, Harvard, Xiaomi, Chinese communist party


Graduates should expect to work 12-hour days and 6 days a week to really master their jobs, says JPMorgan exec

Mary Callahan Erdoes of JPMorgan. Ruben Sprich/Reuters Graduates should expect to work 72-hour weeks, says JPMorgan wealth management CEO Mary Erdoes. This will speed up their mastery of the craft, versus taking 5 years by working 8-hour days. By doing 12-hour days, graduates can cut the process down to under 3 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Graduate wealth management analysts should expect to work 72 hour weeks - and they'll be better trained for it - accordi...
Tags: London, Wall Street, Careers, Success, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Bloomberg, Banking, Goldman Sachs, Malcolm Gladwell, Jpmorgan, Stephen Jones, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Asset Management, Mary Callahan Erdoes


Read the memo Goldman Sachs sent telling employees masks would be mandatory at its Europe HQ

Richard Gnodde, Goldman Sachs' International CEO shows His Royal Highness Prince Charles around the bank's London HQ. PETER NICHOLLS / Contributor Face masks will be mandatory in Goldman Sachs' London office, despite UK mask restrictions lifting. Staff were notified in an internal memo sent by the bank's International CEO. Read the memo in full. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the UK, July 19 is being hailed as "freedom day."The country has maintained pa...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Banks, Masks, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Prince Charles, Boris Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Charles, Stephen Jones, Richard Read, Return To Work


Read the memo Goldman Sachs sent telling employees masks are mandatory at its Europe HQ

Richard Gnodde, Goldman Sachs' International CEO shows His Royal Highness Prince Charles around the bank's London HQ. PETER NICHOLLS / Contributor Face masks will be mandatory in Goldman Sachs' London office, despite UK mask restrictions lifting. Staff were notified in an internal memo sent by the bank's International CEO. Read the memo in full. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the UK, July 19 is being hailed as "freedom day."The country has maintained pa...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Banks, Masks, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Prince Charles, Boris Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Charles, Stephen Jones, Richard Read, Return To Work


Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, family drama, and a possibly even a hack by foreign operatives. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Contributor Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple in January 2019. Since then they have both finalized their divorces and embarked on a whirlwind romance. Bezos has announced that he'll step down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a turbulent two years for Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez.In January 2019, the bombs...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox


2 professionals who made more on unemployment than their pre-pandemic salaries on life now: 'If I could go back and do it again, I would have stayed laid off'

Emily McGill. Marc Deliz The US is facing a labor shortage as workers are inclined to stay on unemployment. New Yorker Emily McGill made over $500 a week on benefits, slightly more than her contractor income. Abby Danis went from making $24 an hour to stay home to $17 an hour as an assistant manager. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the United States tiptoes into a post-pandemic world where at least 40% of Americans have been fully vaccinated, a new problem is emerging: ...
Tags: New York, New York City, Disney, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Unemployment, United States, Arizona, Broadway, Goldman Sachs, Mcgill, Stimulus, Nordic, McDonald


Chinese agencies are charging students more than $12,000 to land coveted Wall Street banking internships

Chinese career agencies promise to help students land top-tier internships. Kena Betancur/Getty Images Career coaching firms are helping Chinese students secure coveted Wall Street internships and graduate jobs, Bloomberg reported. Third-party agencies charge $12,000 or more for access to industry mentors and internal referrals. Revenue for career counseling services in the US was valued at $16 billion in 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chinese students looking to la...
Tags: Jobs, News, Finance, Wall Street, China, US, Careers, Trends, Bloomberg, Banking, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Sean Wang, Kena Betancur Getty, Bloomberg Beijing, Breadoffer


Inside the marriage of Washington power couple Ted and Heidi Cruz, who played Aladdin's 'A Whole New World' at their wedding and spend most of their time in separate states

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz have been married since 2001, and have two daughters. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz is facing backlash for traveling to Mexico while Texas faces a deadly winter storm.  Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, is no stranger to the scrutiny that comes with being a politician's spouse. Here's a full timeline of Ted and Heidi Cruz's two-decade-long relationship.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz is back in the spotlight afte...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Marriage, Washington, Mexico, Life, Senate, Disney, US, Trends, Ted, Features, Austin, Atlantic, Ted Cruz, New York Times


Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, possible interference from a foreign government, and now, Bezos stepping down as CEO. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple in January 2019. Since then, they have both finalized their divorces and embarked on a whirlwind romance. Now, Bezos has announced that he'll step down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a turbulent two years for Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. In...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox, Culture


I was a stockbroker at UBS who went to prison for fraud. Now I'm a white-collar prison consultant who helps high-profile clients get through their time in lockup - here's what my job is like.

Justin Paperny is the founder of White Collar Advice. Justin Paperny Justin Paperny, 45, is a business owner and former federal inmate currently based in Irvine, California. While working as an investment banker at UBS, Paperny was involved with a fraudulent hedge fund that was part of a Ponzi scheme. He pleaded guilty in 2007 to conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and securities fraud and was stripped of his licenses to sell stocks and real estate. In prison, Paperny became friends with fell...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Crime, Prison, Small Business, Law, California, Finance, Careers, America, Trends, Ubs, Mlb, Cbs, Goldman Sachs, Criminal


Perfect Corp., developer of virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup, closes $50 million Series C led by Goldman Sachs

Spending on cosmetics has usually weathered economic crises, but that changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with stay-at-home orders and masks tempering people’s desire to wear makeup. This forced retailers to accelerate their online strategies, finding new ways to capture shoppers’ attention without in-store samples. Virtual beauty try-on technology, like the ones developed by Perfect Corp., will play an important role in this shift to digital. The company announced today it has raised a Series...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, China, E-commerce, Taiwan, Beauty, Goldman Sachs, Estee Lauder, Mckinsey, Chang, NPD Group, Chen


Jack Ma hasn't been seen in 2 months after clashing with Chinese regulators. Here's a look at how the Alibaba and Ant Group founder got started as a scrappy underdog and amassed a $50 billion fortune.

Jack Ma. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba and Ant Group, hasn't been seen in over two months, leading many to speculate that Ma is missing. Ma recently sparred with Chinese officials over Ant's planned initial public offering and the size and scope of Alibaba. The IPO has since been shelved and Alibaba is being investigated by antitrust regulators. Multiple sources say Ma is simply laying low amid the crackdown on his businesses. Ma, who founded Alibaba ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Yahoo, Ebay, Life, Finance, China, Ipo, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Wealth, Bloomberg, Features, Harvard


2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.

Jeremy Moeller, Chesnot, and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic company cultures. Major businesses including Google, Amazon, McDonald's, Pinterest, and J...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, News, Pinterest, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Disney, Nbc News, US, Careers


Jeff Bezos appears to be creating a massive Beverly Hills estate worth as much as $175 million. Here's everything we know about his record-breaking Southern California compound.

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Los Angeles County/Pictometry Back in February, Bezos became the new owner of the Warner estate, a sprawling compound in Beverly Hills, California, that he purchased for $165 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The estate features a 13,600-square-foot mansion, two guesthouses, a pool, and a tennis court.  Then, in August, both Variety and Daily Mail reported that Bezos had become the new owner of an adjacent house, which he is said to have purchased for...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Real Estate, New York, Hollywood, California, Life, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Spain, Features, Michelle Obama, Beverly Hills, Manhattan


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, a lawsuit, and maybe even interference from a foreign government. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor In January 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.   The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."  In the 18 months since, bo...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox, Culture


THE JOB HUNTER'S TOOL KIT: The ultimate tips, tricks, and resources for finding your dream job during the pandemic and beyond

Shutterstock Even though hiring may be down during the coronavirus pandemic, job seekers shouldn't fear: Plenty of companies are looking for skilled workers.With record numbers of people filing for unemployment, however, competition for openings will be stiff. That's why Business Insider compiled a list of advice that will help you stand out in the crowd and find work that's both lucrative and career advancing. Here is what top recruiters, managers, and successful job seekers themselves sa...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bank Of America, Paypal, Netflix, Job Search, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, New York Stock Exchange, Intuit


After 10 years as a Goldman Sachs analyst, here's how a founder pivoted into jewelry design and got her brand into Saks, Harrods, and on Rihanna's hands

Melissa Kaye. Melissa Kaye Melissa Kaye is a New York-based jewelry designer with a background in mathematics and engineering — and finance.  In the early 2010s, after a 10-year stint at Goldman Sachs, she decided to venture into jewelry design, then an entirely new career for her.  By 2015, her brand had made it into Saks. It's since expanded into other retailers such as Harrods and Net-a-Porter, and counts Rihanna, Claire Danes, and Kristen Wiig as fans.  In an interview with Business In...
Tags: UK, New York, Small Business, Rihanna, Life, Advice, Finance, New York City, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Features, Beverly Hills, Goldman Sachs, Kristen Wiig, Carnegie Mellon


3 success secrets from the founder who pivoted into jewelry design after 10 years as a Goldman Sachs analyst

Melissa Kaye. Melissa Kaye Melissa Kaye is a New York-based jewelry designer with a background in mathematics and engineering — and finance.  In the early 2010s, after a 10-year stint at Goldman Sachs, she decided to venture into jewelry design, then an entirely new career for her.  By 2015, her brand had made it into Saks. It's since expanded into other retailers such as Harrods and Net-a-Porter, and counts Rihanna, Claire Danes, and Kristen Wiig as fans.  In an interview with Business In...
Tags: UK, New York, Small Business, Rihanna, Life, Advice, Finance, New York City, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Features, Beverly Hills, Goldman Sachs, Kristen Wiig, Carnegie Mellon


Meet the 15 richest people in finance, who have a collective net worth of over $300 billion

Warren Buffett takes the top spot. Bill Pugliano/Getty The wealthiest people in finance, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List, have a collective net worth of almost $300 billion.  Included in the mix are self-made tycoons like Warren Buffett, as well as people who have inherited their wealth, like Fidelity scion Abigail Johnson.  From legendary investors to high-flying bankers, here, in ascending order, are the 15 richest people in finance. All ranks a...
Tags: Microsoft, Indonesia, Life, Finance, Boston, India, New York City, US, NFL, Trends, Investment, Bloomberg, Banking, Features, Chicago, Harvard


There are 614 billionaires in the United States, and only 7 of them are Black

Oprah Winfrey made a multimillion-dollar fortune from her media empire. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Only seven of the United States' 615 billionaires are Black, Forbes' Billionaires List shows. All seven of the billionaires on this list are self-made, although their sources of wealth range from finance to technology to entertainment. The lack of diversity in the three comma club highlights the growing wealth gap between Black and white Americans. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Jay Z, Life, America, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Vista, Kanye West, United States, Nelson Mandela, Selma, Missouri, Paris, Billionaires, Michael Jordan, Nba


How Apple's New Credit Card Actually Works

It's been five years since Apple Pay first launched, and these days it's just about everywhere. It's accepted by 70% of merchants in the U.S., and this year alone will see 10 billion transactions on the platform. Suffice it to say, Apple Pay is rapidly changing the commerce landscape, and now, Apple is digging even deeper into fintech with the launch of its first ever credit card: Apple Card.In partnership with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard, Apple Card is a credit card designed specifically for ...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, Goldman Sachs, Apple Card, MasterCard Apple Card


Here's Everything You Need To Know About Today's #AppleEvent

After much anticipation from both tech and Hollywood alike, Apple has finally announced its very own streaming service. Today, on stage at Steve Jobs Theater on Apple Campus in Cupertino, CA, Tim Cook didn't introduce a new generation of iPhones or HomePods, but rather focused the event on the brand's fleet of services. The event had a strong emphasis on privacy. Apple News+ First up, Tim Cook announced that Apple will be bringing magazines to Apple News, which is already the App Store’s most p...
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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Today's Apple Event

After much anticipation from both Silicon Valley and Hollywood alike, Apple has finally announced its very own streaming service: Apple TV+. Today, on stage at Steve Jobs Theater on Apple Campus in Cupertino, CA, Tim Cook spent almost two hours highlighting updates to the brand's fleet of services, including a new Apple TV app and the Apple Card. Apple News+ First up, Tim Cook announced that Apple will be bringing magazines to Apple News, which is already the App Store’s most popular News app, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Florida, New York, Hollywood, News, New York City, Chicago, Canada, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Steve Carell, Alfre Woodard


Wall Street’s new dress code raises question: What to wear?

“Business casual” has become so accepted that even the most buttoned-up symbol of Wall Street power — Goldman Sachs — has surrendered to it. So, what constitutes acceptable professional attire these days?
Tags: Business, News, Lifestyle, Nation, Goldman Sachs


Goldman Sachs is easing its historically formal dress code

Goldman Sachs is loosening up. The Wall Street behemoth issued a company-wide memo to its 36,000 employees Tuesday saying it will be relaxing its historically uptight, business-formal dress code, reports said. The internal memo detailing the new “firm wide flexible dress code,” which outlined no specifics on what is allowed, is a result of “the...
Tags: Fashion, Goldman Sachs



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