Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg may have redefined “Leaning In” in her best selling book but my guest January 26 on Fearless Fabulous You! defines the concept of “Lifting Up,” as in mentoring, community service and using her expertise to engage and enlighten women about finance, careers, self-sufficiency and philanthropy,
Linda Descano, CFA®, is Managing Director and Head of Content and Social at Citi, responsible for social media and content marketing efforts for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank. Over her 20 years at Citi, Linda has held a number of roles across different businesses and functions. She joined Citi predecessor Salomon Inc. in 1994 as Vice President of Environmental Affairs. In 1999, Linda became a director and portfolio manager at Citi’s Private Portfolio Group. In 2003, Linda joined Citi’s Women & Co. division, serving as President & CEO from 2010-2014. She also served as Chief Administrative Officer of Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs from 2008-20
Selected as one of GoBankingRates.com’s Most Popular Personal Finance Experts of 2013, Linda is a contributor to the Citi Blog and Yahoo Finance Network as well as a member of the LinkedIn Influencer program. Her honors include a 2014 Pinnacle of Leadership Award from Girl Scouts of Greater New York, 2013 Changing the Game Award from Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) and 2012 Woman of Excellence Award for Community Service from National Association for Female Executives. Passionate about community service, Linda has served on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and is the past national vice chair of Step Up. She is currently President of New York Women in Communications.
She has been featured in: Smart Money Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Business News Daily, MORE Magazine, American Banker, Digiday, Ad Age, The Daily Rap on the Wall Street Journal Radio Network, The Washington Post, Yahoo Shine, MSN Money, Forbes Woman, The Huffington Post and Working Mother.
A native of Philadelphia, Linda attended Temple University and Texas A&M University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Geology and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
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