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Former Wall Street Exec Launches Career Development Startup With Her Daughter

For former Goldman Sachs employee Edith Cooper, standing out in the workplace is something she’s grown to be familiar with during the last 20 years. Being the lone person of color in a sea of white faces has proven to be a difficult challenge for her, but serving on the boards of both Slack and Etsy has helped her triumph over her obstacles in her career. Now the executive is exploring a new business venture with her daughter, an all-inclusive, innovative idea that promotes life and career coaching for everyone. According to TechCrunch , Cooper and her daughter, Jordan Taylor — a former chief of staff at MIC and Harvard Business School Baker Scholar — have teamed up to found Medley , a new membership-based community that provides young professionals with career development skills and building blocks for life. “As Black women, we have found strength in our heritage and the resiliency required to surmount the barriers of racism that have existed in our lives and still exist today. We...

Jul 22, 2020