Modern Counsel sits down with Elementum’s Reena Jashnani-Slusarz and colleagues Emma Rodriguez-Ayala and Sara Chandler on their friendship and the mutual trust that has helped them to succeed.
Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, Reena Jashnani-Slusarz, and Sara Chandler Invest in Friendship
Seasoned attorneys, sometime competitors, and long-time friends Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, Reena Jashnani-Slusarz, and Sara Chandler on the foundation of trust that has allowed them to thrive
Imagine that, with each and every step you took in your career, you had an expert advisor in your field providing you with personalized advice. An advisor who not only knew your résumé and credentials but also understood you: your skill set, your work style, your personal priorities, your strengths and weaknesses, your hopes and dreams. An advisor who was also willing to help you network and even to collaborate with you if need be, and who truly cared for you and wanted only the best for you, whatever happened.
That is exactly what Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, Reena Jashnani-Slusarz, and Sara Chandler have had for more than a decade: a strong and abiding friendship that has carried them from law school to their early careers at a prestigious law firm, and ultimately to prominent positions at Legal & General Investment Management America, Elementum Advisors, and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, respectively.
As friends, peers, and colleagues, these three women have uplifted one another, supported one another, and seen each other triumph within the male-dominated investment management industry.