Ruthie Hubbard: Feeling Golden
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re excited to showcase the next woman in our profile series, Ruthie Hubbard!
A recent graduate of Kellogg School of Management, Ruthie is entering the world of strategy and business development in media and technology.
While we feel fortunate to be in a industry that has long celebrated and created opportunities for women, fashion is far from perfect and still has a ways to go. Size inclusivity is core to our foundation at Shayne, however the need for greater inclusivity in fashion spans much wider. We wanted to feature Ruthie in our profile series not only because of her achievements and experience on Wall Street and her MBA, but also because of her passion around media's representation of people of color.
Read on below to find out more on Ruthie!
“Women often put our heads down, work hard at our crafts and try to make it on our own to demonstrate competency, while men utilize the insights, tools and tips from others to lift themselves up while they climb.
We should definitely do the same!”
What inspired you to pursue your early career in finance and then your MBA?
Finance is such a heavily white and male dominated field. What was it like to not fit into this mold? Was there a time when you felt an imbalance or disconnect with your personal and professional life?
What do you think companies can do to proactively help change representation broadly?
As it relates to media and what you see on TV, how does that impact how you show up in the world and your sense of self?
Can you tell us about a time when someone has inspired or helped you in your life that's made a lasting impression?
Given your experiences on Wall Street and business school, what have you learned that you think would be most helpful to a woman entering the workforce, and how are you thinking about this as you continue your career?
What is your version of a power suit? When do you feel most empowered?
When work & life get overwhelming, what is your favorite way to decompress?
We want to give a big shout out and thank you to Ruthie for being so open and wonderful to work with on this feature!!
Through these profiles we hope you find some inspiration to make a change, go after a dream, or they simply make you smile. :)
Any positive, inspiring, and/or strong female role models you think we should feature?
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**Some of the above quotes have been edited for length.**