Julie is a Research Coordinator who takes both her work and style seriously. We had a chance to talk with Julie about her work, personal style, and advice she has for women entering the industry!
Tell us a little about your work!
I am the Research Coordinator at a $1 billion fundamental, long/short hedge fund that is based in New York. My title is somewhat vague and I have a hybrid role, but my main responsibilities involve managing my fund's broker relationship, sourcing our primary research, and generally keep my investment team happy and marching in the same direction. I am one of the founding members of our team and have seen our business greatly evolve over the past three (almost four) years, which has been an equally challenging and rewarding experience.
- How would you describe your personal style?
After living in big cities for all of my adult life, I like to think of my personal style as "city chic". I wear a lot of sophisticated pieces (read: mostly black) that are interchangeable and timeless.
- What's your favorite piece in Nora's collection?
It is hard to pick one favorite because I am such a super fan of Nora and her clothes, but I feel extra awesome when I wear my blue Chelsea suit or my green Diana dress (and even give myself bonus points for wearing color).
- What kinds of demands do you ask of your clothes?
I try to wear classic pieces that will never go out of style, which is why I am such a super fan of Nora's clothes. That being said, I look for high quality and durability when I am shopping for new looks. Due to the fact I consider the staples of my wardrobe to be investment pieces, I am willing to spend a little more than I would on something trendy because I know the staples will hold up over long periods of time. I have owned a few of Nora's pieces for three years or so and they still look as good as the first day I bought them...and I still receive compliments on them even though they are high in my wardrobe rotation.
- Do you have any tips for young women getting started in your industry?
Never, ever underestimate the value of establishing human connections. Be thoughtful, be loyal, show gratitude, and always help others by paying it forward (especially to other women). Also as most experienced professionals understand, fostering meaningful and profitable business relationships require likeability, which cannot be bought or taught. You can ensure that you are likeable by being your genuine and authentic self.