What if you worked tirelessly to climb the corporate ladder all the way up to the sky…only to be viciously bullied once you got there? While none of our experiences are identical, many of us have experienced some version of intimidation in the workplace.

We’re so excited to welcome our next speaker, Jamie Fiore Higgins. After years of working her way to become a Managing Director at one of the most powerful financial institutions in the world, Jamie was on the top of the organization, but found herself still feeling like she was at the bottom. Despite irrefutable success, her experience was marred by discriminatory attitudes and an office culture that celebrated those who were white, male, and wealthy.

What is unique about Jamie’s path is that the years of feeling trapped in an industry driven by bullies, greed and power provided her with insight about how to navigate and begin to change a flawed system.

Jamie left her job at Goldman Sachs and went on to write Bully Market, an expose into the toxicity of the work environment she faced. Jamie brings a message of hope and opportunity for us all. She’ll not only share her experience working as a woman in the upper echelons, but offer up clear ideas for developing an equitable workplace as we move forward.



Jamie Fiore Higgins worked as a managing director at Goldman Sachs. One of just 8 percent of Goldman employees to earn the managing director title, she was the highest-ranking woman in her department. An active member of the Women’s Network Committee, Fiore Higgins spent her workdays running the trainee and internship programs, recruiting, and managing top equity clients and $96 billion in stock. Living in New Jersey with her husband and four children, she is a trained coach, working with teens to hone in on their leadership skills, high school, and college graduates as they begin careers, professionals as they navigate the workforce, and those in midlife looking to reinvent themselves. She is also a contributor for Medium
and Thrive Global.