Built by women, for women

The chances of a women-run and -founded fintech getting to where we are today? 0.00019%.* Meet the team that did it.

Wall Street has never seen anything like us before.

Ellevest’s mission is to get more money in the hands of women. For us, this isn’t just the-marketing-initiative-of-the-month; it’s all we do. And it permeates the company, where we’re committed to making sure that underrepresented groups are overrepresented — among our employee base, our board, and our investors. 

We’re fueled by our shared belief that nothing bad happens when women have more money. And we’re energized by the act of building a company that’s unlike any other out there. 

Against all odds, Ellevest is doing what has never been done — because we don’t have time for the industry to catch up.

sallie krawcheck,
co-founder and ceo

Leaders with deep experience

We’re committed to driving change as a company — from the talented people we hire to our diverse board to the people and institutions who invest in us.

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Sallie Krawcheck

CEO and Co-Founder, She/Her

A Wall Street trailblazer with more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Sallie has led Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and Citi Private as CEO. She’s been named “The Last Honest Analyst” by Fortune and one of the “Most Influential People in ESG Investing” by Barron’s.

Sylvia Kwan, PhD, CFA, CAIA

Chief Investment Officer, She/Her

Dr. Kwan is a CFA® charterholder with a PhD in engineering economic systems from Stanford and a BS in computer science and applied math from Brown. With more than 30 years of experience, she’s held positions at Charles Schwab and Financial Engines.

Meet Ellevest’s uniquely qualified leadership team

Alex Stried

Chief Product Officer 

Rajesh Jayaraman

Chief Technology Officer

Emily Green

Director, Private Wealth Management

Amanda Polcari

Director, People Operations 

Aria Woodley

VP, Growth

Connie Hsiung

VP, finance

Ilyssa Raiman

General Counsel

Ashley Farrow Brenner

VP, Brand Marketing

Kate Sullivan, PhD

VP, Data & Analytics

Donald Hughes

VP, Engineering

We believe diversity is an advantage. Here are the ways we act on it.

People of color
board members

Industry data from McKinsey as of 9/27/2022

Ellevest data as of 3/15/2022

A powerful community of underrepresented investors

A powerful community of underrepresented investors

Ellevest is supported by women-led VCs using their wealth to change the financial industry, including Rethink Impact, Halogen Ventures, Cleo Capital, and The Venture Collective.

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A financial company that offers personalized, gender-aware financial solutions


of our financial advisors and planners are women


women+ in the Ellevest community** working toward financial equality


“Mission-Oriented Investing Service” by Bankrate


“Ellevest has changed how I think about money, and has therefore changed my life and my future.”

— Rachel B., Helena, ID

“I feel confident my money is invested in the right place. I feel more safe being surrounded and coached by a team of women.”

— Sophie F., Calabasas, CA

“I consistently feel supported and love getting to attend workshops as a member. I’m always learning something new and feel very comfortable with where my money is. I also love the option to invest in impact portfolios!”

— Safiya N., Hudson, NY

As of January 4, 2022, rating based on research and data collected by Bankrate between Oct. 4 and Nov. 30, 2021. Bankrate and Ellevest are not affiliated with one another and have no formal relationship. Bankrate is not compensated by Ellevest and Bankrate’s opinions are their own.

Testimonials were given by clients of Ellevest, Inc. Testimonials are representative of the client’s views at the time collected, may not be representative of the experiences of other clients and do not provide a guarantee of future performance success or a similar experience or services.

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*As of March 2022. Estimate calculated based on third-party data of the percentage of start-ups that raise venture capital dollars, the percentage of venture capital dollars raised by fintech companies, the percentage of women entrepreneurs in fintech, and the percentage of start-ups that go from seed to Series B.

**The Ellevest community includes Sallie Krawcheck’s connections on LinkedIn and Ellevest’s followers on Instagram. Numbers as of March 2022.