‘I reset my career clock’

Invesco's Anna Paglia says overcoming gender, diversity and inclusion challenges is not just down to individuals – organisations must also play their part

I am a woman, a mother of two boys and I have a thick accent. Based on old-fashioned standards, I have three strikes against me. Yet I am the global head of Invesco’s ETFs and indexed strategies.

My success underscores what I love about financial markets: they don’t care about gender, race or ethnicity. Eventually, even with three strikes against you, talent will prevail over stereotypes.

But that achievement still comes at a cost. You will have to work hard and make sacrifices. I followed my heart to Chicago, knowing that moving to a new country meant resetting the clock on my career trajectory. I took one for the team.

Read the full comment in the March issue of ESG Clarity’s digital magazine.

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Natasha Turner

Natasha is global deputy editor at ESG Clarity, part of the Bonhill Group, and has been a financial journalist for six years. She has been shortlisted for Story of the Year and Investment Journalist of...