TXWSW salutes its all-volunteer staff of women who are leaders in their field and make the time to contribute to our collective success. They lead by example and are generous with their time and resources in helping others. They are truly Limitless Leaders.
Please join us in recognizing Mariko Boswell, a Limitless Leader. We are grateful for all that she does!
Mariko Boswell, PIMCO, Executive Vice President, Institutional Client Management
TXWSW Status: Education Committee Member, Austin Chapter
Why did you choose to become a volunteer?
I chose to volunteer with the TXWSW Education Committee to: (1) pay it forward – I have been lucky to benefit from the support and mentorship of fantastic women in the industry and want to give back in the same way; (2) get involved in the local Austin community – I relocated to Austin about a year ago and am grateful for the new friends / industry peers I’ve met through TXWSW; (3) Anca Ion – last but not least, Anca Ion (former Chairman of Education Committee for Austin Chapter) is persuasive (and has been very fun to work with)!
How have networking groups like Texas Wall Street Women helped your career?
Networking groups like TXWSW have offered the opportunity to connect with women at all stages of their career. I’ve enjoyed the wide range of exchanges – taking in career wisdom, sharing perspectives and offering advice where I have experience. The regional focus of TXWSW is also really nice – coming from NY, it’s great to experience a more intimate investment community and to see many familiar names and faces at local events.
What future change would you like to see in the finance industry (or your industry) and how will you contribute to that change?
The research shows that greater diversity leads to better innovation, decision-making and business outcomes – which should make a diverse workforce an indisputable priority for all industries and organizations. The investment industry has made positive strides in the last decade, but of course, there is more progress to be made. It’s encouraging to see the variety of excellent organizations seeking to improve diversity from the pipeline to the C-suite – e.g. Rock the Street Wall Street, Girls Who Invest, 30% Club, TOIGO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (and locally TXWSW!), among others.
Texas Wall Street Women is a non-profit networking group that supports its members in their career growth by offering valuable networking and educational opportunities. We also give back to our community through our partnership with the Young Women’s Preparatory Network that provides college preparatory education to underserved girls across Texas. We provide our entire programming with an all-volunteer staff who all have successful finance careers and still have time to volunteer to help other women achieve their goals.
Do you know a Limitless Leader making a difference in finance? We encourage you to share this with your mentors, friends, and colleagues so that we can celebrate their achievements and success by becoming a member of Texas Wall Street Women.