"You can't be naive about the press. I had a lot of positive exposure but didn't recognize the opportunity for significant negative exposure. Exposure becomes celebrity, and you get a persona."
-- Erin Callan, former Lehman Brothers (LEH) CFO and now head of global hedge fund business at Credit Suisse (CS), in Katie Benner's exclusive Q&A with Callan in the current issue of Fortune. In her first interview since leaving Lehman in July, Callan said her naivete about the downside to the media spotlight was one of her mistakes.
We've spent the last three months slicing and dicing the accomplishments and career histories of the most powerful women in business -- far too many facts and figures to fit into our Most Powerful Women package in the magazine. Here are 10 intriguing facts that we couldn't find space for in print:
Youngest woman to ever appear on the list: Marissa Mayer, VP of Search and User Experience at Google (GOOG). MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Sep 30, 2008 12:11 PM ET
"Rather than trying to revise history afterward, I'm going to make it and get something done. It may not be perfect."
-- U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, from Marc Guther's cover story, Paulson to the Rescue, in the current issue of Fortune. Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs (GS), helped broker a deal for JPMorgan Chase (JPM) to acquire Bear Stearns in March and orchestrated the bailout of Freddie Mac MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Sep 17, 2008 6:29 PM ET
"I've always felt that if I ever had to use my power--the power that came with my position and title--in a more overt way, rather than just having it there in the background, then I would have failed somehow."
--Jami Miscik, global head of sovereign risk at Lehman Brothers (LEH), offered her take on power last evening at a Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in Chicago. Miscik, whom Pattie Sellers profiled MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Sep 12, 2008 5:17 PM ET
Former Lehman Brothers (LEH) CFO Erin Callan has landed quickly—at Credit Suisse Group (CS). She's the new head of its investment bank's global hedge fund business.
I hear that she's been holed up in the Hamptons, and I expected her to take a while to find a new job. Some speculated that she would go to a hedge fund such as Chicago-based Citadel or Och-Ziff (OZM), and maybe even get out MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Jul 15, 2008 4:07 PM ET
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