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Ex-Citigroup CFO: Trump Could Be Best Thing for Feminists

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By    |   Friday, 02 Dec 2016 02:59 PM

President-elect Donald Trump's ascension to the White House could help drive momentum to feminist movements according to former Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck.

In a video for Business Insider, the founder and CEO of Ellevest explains:

"I'm going to make a controversial statement: I think that Trump being elected president, Trump running for president, may be one of the best things that's ever happened for feminists and feminism," she said.

"I was talking to my daughter the other day, who was upset about this, and I said to her, 'Look, it's on the table. It's there. We know these Billy Bush conversations are taking place, let's deal with it.' We read this summer the op-ed about bro talk on Wall Street. Let's bring it all up and talk about it.

"And recognize too that this sense of 'We have this momentum in feminism and away we go!' is actually a false, false view. We're not adding substantially to women who are CEOs of big companies, that's stalled out. Gender diversity in my old industry, the financial services industry, Wall Street, stalled out."

Krawcheck recently wrote an open letter to her daughter on Fortune, where she addressed her concerns about what Trump's election means for the future of women. She tells her daughter to practice "MRI" or "most respectful interpretation" of other people's actions.

"Assume the best intent in others around you. You will often be right and even when you're not, people can rise to your view of them. Not always, but enough that I believe it's worth it," she writes.

In the video, Krawcheck said that Trump's campaign and the topics it raised will drive action and inject feminism with momentum.

"I think we might look back at this period a handful of years from now and say 'That was actually a watershed positive moment for feminism and the advancement of women,'" she said. "We hope!"

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