Meet the team changing the investing industry

We're here to help women build wealth so that they can live the lives they want — because when women control their own money, everyone is better off. 

We’re on a mission to get more money in the hands of women.

Our journey building a woman-first financial company began in 2014 with a team of industry experts with decades of experience on Wall Street — even as we were told "women don’t need their own investing platform.”

Today, with a community of more than 3 million,** a $53 million Series B raise, tens of thousands of people using Ellevest, and $1.5 billion in assets under management, we get that statement less often.

What grew from an idea to make investing more accessible for women now permeates the company and the way we design our offerings. We’re committed to making sure that underrepresented groups are overrepresented — among our employee base, our board, and our investors. 

Fueled by our shared belief that there’s a better way to serve women, we’re building a company that helps you take action with your money and build the life you want. And it’s unlike any other out there.

sallie krawcheck,
co-founder and ceo

Leaders with deep experience and an undeterred passion

We’re committed to driving change as a company — from the talented people we hire to our diverse board to the people and institutions who invest in us.

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Sallie Krawcheck

CEO and Co-Founder, She/Her

A Wall Street trailblazer with more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Sallie has led Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and Citi Private as CEO. She’s been named “The Last Honest Analyst” by Fortune and one of the “Most Influential People in ESG Investing” by Barron’s.

Sylvia Kwan, PhD, CFA, CAIA

Chief Investment Officer, She/Her

Dr. Kwan is a CFA® charterholder with a PhD in engineering economic systems from Stanford and a BS in computer science and applied math from Brown. With more than 30 years of experience, she’s held positions at Charles Schwab and Financial Engines.

Meet Ellevest’s uniquely qualified leadership team

Connie Hsiung

she/her
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Alex Stried

she/her
Chief Product Officer 

Donald Hughes

he/him
Chief Technology Officer

Emily Green

she/her
Director, Private Wealth Management

Ashley Farrow Brenner

she/her
VP, Brand Marketing

Amanda Polcari

she/her
VP, People Operations 

Aria Woodley

she/her
VP, Growth Product

Ilyssa Raiman

she/her
General Counsel

Kate Sullivan, PhD

she/her
VP, Data & Analytics

Amanda Schwab

she/her
VP, Growth

We know diversity is an advantage. Here are the ways we act on it.

Women On leadership teams
23%
84%
INDUSTRY
AVERAGE
ellevest
People of color
11%
50%
INDUSTRY
AVERAGE
ellevest
Women
board members
20%
83%
INDUSTRY
AVERAGE
ellevest

Industry data from McKinsey as of 9/27/2022
Ellevest team data as of 8/3/2022

Backed by a powerful community of investors

Backed by a powerful community of investors

Ellevest is supported by women-led VCs using their wealth to change the financial industry, including Rethink Impact, Halogen Ventures, Cleo Capital, and The Venture Collective.

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Meeting women at all stages of their financial life

100%

of our financial advisors and planners are women

3M

women in the Ellevest community** taking action with their money

#1

“Mission-Oriented Investing Service” by Bankrate

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“Ellevest has changed how I think about money, and has therefore changed my life and my future.”

— Rachel B., Helena, ID
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“I feel confident my money is invested in the right place. I feel more safe being surrounded and coached by a team of women.”

— Sophie F., Calabasas, CA
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“I consistently feel supported and love getting to attend workshops as a member. I’m always learning something new and feel very comfortable with where my money is. I also love the option to invest in impact portfolios!”

— Safiya N., Hudson, NY

As of January 4, 2022, rating based on research and data collected by Bankrate between Oct. 4 and Nov. 30, 2021. Bankrate and Ellevest are not affiliated with one another and have no formal relationship. Bankrate is not compensated by Ellevest and Bankrate’s opinions are their own.

Testimonials were given by clients of Ellevest, Inc. Testimonials are representative of the client’s views at the time collected, may not be representative of the experiences of other clients and do not provide a guarantee of future performance success or a similar experience or services.

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Disclaimer

*As of March 2022. Estimate calculated based on third-party data of the percentage of start-ups that raise venture capital dollars, the percentage of venture capital dollars raised by fintech companies, the percentage of women entrepreneurs in fintech, and the percentage of start-ups that go from seed to Series B.

**The Ellevest community includes Sallie Krawcheck’s connections on LinkedIn and Ellevest’s followers on Instagram. Numbers as of March 2022.