Earlier this summer, Money Management Executive announced its inaugural list of the ‘Top Women in Asset Management.’ I was delighted to see that Christine Hurtsellers, the chief investment officer of fixed income for Voya Investment Management, part of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) (formerly known as ING U.S. Investment Management) was one of the ten women recognized.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Christine for my WE Interviews series in January of 2013 and recall being impressed at the time by her commitment, drive and humility. Christine made many salient points during our conversation on topics as wide ranging as the importance of being kind to yourself to the power of women’s intuition. Among her observations:

  • “My number one piece of advice to working women is to stop being so hard on yourself. You don’t have to be perfect. Spend quality time with your children. Be with them when they’re sick. Let them know that you love them. That’s what really matters.”


  • “If people believe in you and what you’re doing, they’ll stay with you, even when the going gets extremely tough.”


  • “Women are wired in a way that can make them great investors, and wonderful leaders. Women need to embrace the strengths they bring to the table.”


Click here to read my full interview with Christine.

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