Currently, Rachael uses her information technology management skills at $4B powerhouse Broadridge Financial as an Information Technology Management Executive, responsible for developing the corporate aligned technology enablement strategy and growing bottom lines via technology optimization. She is responsible for applying emerging technologies to Broadridge’s technology suite to deliver cheaper, better, and faster services.
In the past, Rachael moved the New York Stock Exchange from measuring critical applications in minutes to measuring in microseconds across 11+ global exchanges. While she has spent a lot of time traveling to European financial centers, she balances career Executive and doting mother to two sons she enjoys playing basketball with.
Community service is a passion of Racheal’s. She has helped raise money, helping Africans cope with the spread of HIV. She has donated time, resources, and talent to non-profit organizations committed to raising awareness and funding that will alleviate the plight of disadvantaged and deserving African communities/persons. She has spent time mentoring younger women through the NYSE Euronext’s mentoring programs in financial services. She has volunteered her time via Operation Hope to teach financial and entrepreneurial skills to children and enjoys hosting science club meetings for her sons and their friends.
During her time at Rutgers she co-developed, marketed, and taught an entrepreneurial program for the Rutgers Cooperative Schools designed for at-risk youth. Upon graduation from Rutgers, Racheal was recruited to Andersen Consulting (Accenture) where she was promoted to Consultant before leaving 3 years later. She was recruited by the New York Stock Exchange’s technology arm in 1999 and was employed there until 2016. Her role ensured that the NYSE’s critical trading systems could handle high volume trading days and record-breaking IPOs, like the largest ever Global IPO, Alibaba.
In 2014, she was awarded the honor of Professional Woman of The Year by the National Association of Professional Women. She was also honored as a Distinguished Leader by the International Women’s Leadership Association in 2014.
Racheal and her sons sitting on stairs. In 2015, Racheal was recruited by Oxford University’s Saïd Business School as a Forte Fellow. While at Oxford, she was awarded the Inspirational Woman honor. She embarked upon a Diploma in Global Business. In 2016, she was awarded a Top Female Executive designation award by the International Women’s Leadership Association and obtained her MBA in 2017 from Oxford University.
The Ruth & Isaac Project
I became a caregiver overnight, at the age of 39 to my newly minted 40-year old husband. The experience changed my life, I will never be the same. I moved from an inwardly focused person to a compassionate, selfless mindset. I learned to put most of my needs aside to help my vulnerable husband. Caregivers are fighting this fight every day all over the world and most people do not see their pain. Why? Because their pain seems to pale in comparison to the person they are caregiving for.
Dealing with loss is a very personal, difficult moment in one’s life. Racheal explores grief in the context of losing her husband, her grandmother who raised her in the same year, and her grandfather who raised her years earlier. She addresses how her Christian faith in God has carried her through. She explores the stages of grief and talks honestly about how her Christian faith can be applied in the grief context.
Building a family and molding children is a combination of grace, art, skill, and some luck. Racheal explores the concrete steps she takes to chisel away at her sons in hopes of sculpting young men who are in touch with their emotions, independent, centered, and built up with faith as their guiding star. She shares five steps to family building that have guided her and helped her family stay strong, positive, and focused on the future, even when life has been at its darkest.
The challenges that face married and single parents in today’s society are endless. She provides some real-life answers to help meet some of those challenges that families face.
Building a family with two working parents in our current context is a feat unto itself. Racheal is building her family as single Mom and Executive. She constantly balances the spiritual, emotional, financial, and social well-being of her sons with the demands of work. She is determined to have her sons as her highest priority second to God.
In this session, she discusses coping mechanisms that she uses as a Christian woman and single, professional mother to delicately walk that balance on a regular basis. The road is not always an easy one, and she is transparent about those challenges.
Racheal’s spiritual journey is still a work in progress. She highlights her life experiences in that context and provides scriptural nuggets that have guided her along the way. She embraces the ups and downs of that journey and provides support for those on that journey in hopes that they may feel inspired to keep pressing forward with God at every side.
Racheal has been and continues to be passionate about financial literacy. She speaks to youth and adults alike about, The Other 90™. She provides customized education on basic financial principles, 5 concrete financial steps anyone can take to improve their financial position with special focus on high school through college students, women of color, and finance and middle schoolers – finance at 10,000 feet™.
Racheal has worked as a technologist for 22 years, navigating a male-dominated profession during a technology revolution that has seen the likes of Facebook, Google, and Uber. She has been at the epicenter of many of these changes, working with critical technologies as a part of that revolution. She discusses her experiences, provides guidance to future technologists, and mentors young female professionals along the way on the challenges unique to professional women.
Racheal is a proven Senior Technology Executive with 22 years of experience across a wide range of disciplines. She began her career at the start of the technology revolution that has seen the likes of Facebook, Google and Uber come into being. She has been at the epicenter of many of these changes working with critical technologies as a part of that revolution at the New Stock Exchange, Accenture and now Broadridge Financial.
Today, she focuses on cutting edge technologies and developing strategies for her current employer around big data machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud migration, and portal technology. She discusses her experiences, provides guidance to future technologists, and mentors young professionals along the way.
I became a caregiver overnight, at the age of 39 to my newly minted 40-year old husband.