In honor of Month of Women’s HistoryWe interviewed executives and pioneers of the VICTORY (Women In Nasdaq) network that discusses their roles, different backgrounds and role models for young women pursuing careers in business, technology or finance. We spoke to Rebecca Bisland, CEO of Nasdaq Clearing.
What does a day in your role at Nasdaq look like?
One day in my role is about speaking to people, giving instructions, giving instructions and supporting our employees. At the moment, this means that successive Zoom meetings take place from morning to evening. Therefore, I long to be able to meet people in person again. There’s a pretty tight governance machine around the CCP too, so a big part of my job is working on committees and forums and interacting with our key stakeholders.
What are your goals for the next year as CEO of Nasdaq Clearing?
I am very much looking forward to implementing the new strategic plan that we recently set out. We’re now turning away from a couple of defensive years to be more offensive and I think that’s something the whole organization is looking for. We have grown significantly over the past few years too, and I look forward to capitalizing on that.
What is unique about working at Nasdaq?
It never gets boring! The pace is fast and we never stand still. Most of all – the colleagues are really unique – people really care about each other, and that’s something to really appreciate.
What is your advice to young women looking for a path to leadership?
Set the path for yourself and show an interest in leadership when speaking to your manager. By explicitly stating your preferred path, you are helping your manager find a career path that suits you and increasing the chances of getting where you want to be.
The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.