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Celebrating the Women Who Inspire Us

Celebrating the Women Who Inspire Us

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information and investing. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

At Robinhood, our Women’s History Month celebrations begin in March and extend beyond, throughout the year. Employee resource groups like Sisterhood+ and Women in Tech provide year-round community, mentorship, and career support for women and allies alike – and this past month was an incredible celebration of encouragement and solidarity. From fireside chats with VP of Finance Annie Herlitz and Deputy General Counsel Christina Lai to talks from Hall of Fame gymnast turned serial entrepreneur Lisa Carmen Wang, there’s no doubt that inspiration truly is all around us. Just ask these Robinhoodies, who sat down with us to talk about the women who motivate them most.

Mehnoosh Anwar, Senior Manager, Payroll: My mom has always been my rock, showing me what true hard work looks like. From a young age, I observed her relentless commitment and unwavering spirit. Balancing a challenging job or household responsibilities, she approached every task with determination and grace. She’d be up before the sun, preparing for the day, and still have the energy to help me with my homework that night. 

Her resilience in tough times – always pushing through with a smile – taught me that perseverance and a positive attitude can move mountains no matter how challenging life gets. Her ability to handle adversity with poise and her drive to find solutions where others saw obstacles nurtured a sense of resilience and tenacity in me. 

She showed me that working hard isn’t just about the result; it’s about growing, learning, and taking pride in the journey. Her work ethic and values aren’t just lessons but a legacy I carry forward in my endeavors, shaping my approach to life and work. Thanks to her, I believe in myself and my ability to overcome any obstacle.

Karen Goldfeder, Senior Strategist, External Affairs and Community: I use two to three lipsticks at a time, blending them to get the color that’s just right for me.  

I’ve taken the same approach with the mentors in my life. When I think about the people who’ve served as role models, it’s impossible to pick a single person. So many people have contributed to my development in big and small ways.

A dear friend told me she recently started writing “thank-you” notes to women who were impactful in her life to cultivate gratitude and share it with others. She sets a recurring meeting with herself each month to develop this practice. I loved the idea and copied it.  

My first batch of notes went to a group of colleagues from my first role out of college (shoutout to Maggie, Suzanne, Alice, and Kristen). They helped me get hired, jockeyed to provide me with exposure opportunities, and coached me on how to get my first raise and promotion. Together, they taught me one of the most important lessons of being of women leader: climb and lift!

As we reflect on this year’s Women’s History Month, it’s important to remember that the journey toward gender equality is ongoing. But groups like Sisterhood+ and Women in Tech are reminders that, with community and perseverance, we can create spaces where everyone can thrive.

We are always looking for more individuals who share our commitment to building a diverse team and creating an inclusive environment as we continue in our journey in democratizing finance for all. Stay connected with us — join our talent community and check out our open roles!

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