Appearing at Church of the Redeemer | 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
In conversation with Carol Fitzgerald.
About the author
Jamie Fiore Higgins was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, one of just eight percent of Goldman employees to earn that title and the highest-ranking woman in her department. Jamie ran trainee and internship programs, recruited, and managed top equity clients and $96 billion in stock. She is a trained coach working with teens on leadership skills, high school and college graduates as they begin careers, professionals as they navigate the workforce, and those in midlife looking to reinvent themselves. She is a contributor for Medium and Thrive Global. Fiore Higgins lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.
MFOB featured book: Bully Market
Jamie Fiore Higgins became one of the few women at the highest ranks of Goldman Sachs. Spurred on by the obligation she felt to her working-class immigrant family, she rose through the ranks and saw it all: out-of-control, lavish parties; affairs flouted in the office; rampant drug use; and a discriminatory culture seemingly designed to hold back the few women and people of color employed at Goldman.
Despite Goldman having the right talking points and statistics, Fiore Higgins realized these covered up what she found to be an abusive culture. She shares shocking stories of harassment and exclusionary behavior: when she was told she only got promoted because she was a woman; when her coworkers mooed at her after she defied the superior who advised her not to breastfeed; or when a male boss used a racial epithet without any repercussions.
A revealing look at the industry, Bully Market is an essential account of one woman’s experience in a flawed system that speaks to the urgency for change.