Money and connections: Grumpa fancied best bond trader on Wall Street

The Crime Aug 1, 2019
"Men referred to me as my father’s daughter, and told me, to my disbelief and delight, that my father had been the top bond trader on all of Wall Street."

Here is an excerpt of Aunt Brie's blog from August 1, 2019:

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August 1, 2o19

"You may hate New York, but you can’t deny that it is a center of power.

I grew up worshipping my father, and my father is an investment banker. I grew up spending my summers trotting behind him as he raced through Grand Central so that he could get to work, and I could get to whatever internship I was lucky enough to score, most of the time though family or Ivy League connections.

I’ve said this before, but almost all of the jobs I’ve ever been offered were secretarial. I’m much more educated than my father, but I will never, ever make as much money as he does. Twenty-one years ago, when I was 16, and had my first internship at my father’s best friend’s publishing house, it seemed natural that the head of the publishing house was a man, as were all of the top editors, while all of their support staff were women. At the bank where I interned the next summer because my uncle got me the job, I worked in the back office doing spreadsheets, which I ran up to a floor on my high heels, where men referred to me as my father’s daughter, and told me, to my disbelief and delight, that my father had been the top bond trader on all of Wall Street."


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Brienne Walsh

Brienne Walsh is a writer and art critic. She is sister to Tara Walsh and the daughter of Stephen Walsh and Brendan Walsh. Her blog ABrieGrowsInBrooklyn.com documents her life and family history.

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