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Julia Hartz, Sallie Krawcheck, Clara Shih and other women leaders convening at the inaugural Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen

Next week, women leaders from across business, government, the arts and other sectors will assemble in San Francisco for the inaugural Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference.
The two-day event is the latest iteration in a series of live events hosted by Fortune that puts the spotlight on accomplished women leaders in a myriad of different industries around the world.
This year’s event will feature a host of great speakers, including Julia Hartz (Co-Founder and President of, @juliahartz), Sallie Krawcheck (Chair of Ellevate Network and Ellevate Asset Management, former CEO at Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, @SallieKrawcheck), Clara Shih (CEO and founder, Hearsay Social, @clarashih), among many others:
Fortune MPW Next Gen 2014 speakers
At 9:30 AM on Wednesday, December 3rd, Clara will join Gerri Elliott (Director, Whirlpool, Bed Bath & Beyond, Charlotte Russe, @gerri_elliott), Caterina Fake (Founder and CEO, Findery, @Caterina), and Pattie Sellers (Senior Editor at Large at Fortune and Co-founder of Fortune MPW, @pattiesellers) on stage at the conference to discuss strategies for landing the “right” board seats for your career.
To learn more, watch CNBC reporter Julia Boorstin (@jboorstin) interview Clara at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, CA last month, and explore the posts below all about financial services, technology innovation, and women in business.

Sallie Krawcheck at Hearsay Social Innovation Summit: Advisors are a key asset

We are so thrilled to host our inaugural Innovation Summit for financial industry leaders to discuss the future of financial services and relationship management in the social era. This afternoon event brings together experts across fields to explore the rapidly changing technology landscape available to financial institutions.

The event kicked off with a fireside chat featuring Sallie Krawcheck, former President of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Wealth Management and former CEO of Citi Wealth Management.

“We are at a very important time in the industry. We know where the points of weakness are but we do not fully understand where the strengths are,” Krawcheck said. “The strength of the client-advisor relationship isn’t only in good shape: among a good swath of clients, it’s in great shape.”
The number one reason a client leaves an advisor, according to Krawcheck, is that they didn’t return their phone calls fast enough. On the contrary, investment performance falls to #7 on the list. Therefore, enabling advisors to build and maintain relationships with customers is a key strategy, and business leaders must enable their advisors with technology to facilitate their productivity.