"Where Are The Leaders? "
“Great leaders not only strive to be excellent, they enable success and create an enduring legacy through empathy and the empowerment of others,” says Kim Sargent, CFA, senior managing director for investments at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Sargent is one of three CFA charterholders who recently participated in the Finance Leaders Fellowship. These professionals from diverse backgrounds share a commitment to high-integrity leadership.
“I keep thinking to myself, ‘Where are the leaders?’” says another participant in the program, Marang Denalane, CFA, director of Sphere Holdings in South Africa. “We have so many societal issues that require enlightened leadership and that need people to roll up their sleeves, but they are things that also require multidimensional solutions.”
Encouraging the growth of investment professionals who can work toward finding such multidimensional solutions is one of the goals of the Finance Leaders Fellowship. This Aspen Institute program, with co-founding sponsorship from CFA Institute, develops and inspires successful senior leaders in finance from around the world to address societal challenges using finance as a tool.
Finance Leaders Fellows Kim Sargent, 'Tokunboh Ishmael, and Marang Denalane were asked about their thoughts on the impact of financial leadership. Continue reading on the CFA blog!