Industry’s Reaction to the Coronavirus Could Be Good News for Diversity Push
COVID-19 may bring more women into the investment industry and eliminate obstacles that may have hindered them from accessing senior roles in the past.
Kathy Sayko leads PGIM’s inclusion and diversity efforts. She and her team develop strategic inclusion initiatives, collaborate with PGIM’s CEOs and Human Resource Leads on recruiting and retention efforts, work with internal and external advocacy and affinity organizations, and partner with leaders in the investment industry to accelerate an inclusive culture and diverse talent pool in the industry. Before assuming this role on September 12, 2018, she served as a Managing Director on the Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI)'s Client Management team, where she maintained relationships with Senior Executives at PFI’s largest clients and financial partners. Kathy established a pension de-risking dialogue with large corporate prospects, and managed PFI’s enterprise-wide objectives with some of our largest financial partners.
Prior to joining PFI in 2011, Kathy was with J.P. Morgan Chase for 17 years, most recently in their Diversified Investment Banking Coverage group. Here she delivered banking services to clients and was focused on strategic and capital-raising advice, including M&A, capital structure, shareholder and rating agency management, equities, convertibles, bonds, and loans. Prior to that, Kathy held leadership roles in J.P.’s Debt Capital Markets, Acquisition Finance, and Loan Capital Markets businesses.
Kathy holds an MBA in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a BBA in Computer Science from James Madison University. She holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.