Far from home, a young woman fights to earn a place on Wall Street and discovers the cost of success. No class can prepare anyone for a career on Wall Street. While others in Nina Godiwalla's Persian-Indian immigrant community were content to fulfill their parents' dreams, Nina's fierce ambition pulled her from Houston to New York to become a banker. The rarified taste of power left her hungry for more.
Showered with Broadway tickets and ferried around in sleek black town cars, Morgan Stanley recruits led a fast and flashy lifestyle, but at a steep cost. In a world where strip clubs took the place of conference rooms, Nina was driven to fit the mold of her fellow recruits: wealthy, white and male. But would she have to lose her Southern accent and suppress her family's heritage to prove her worth on the trading floor?
In the tradition of Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker, Nina Godiwalla offers a behind-the-scenes look at the recklessness that ruled Wall Street during the dot-com boom days. But Suits is also a story of the family Nina left behind: a story of fathers and daughters, the pursuit of honor, swapping your grandmother's shrimp curry for takeout sushi and cocktails. A vibrant snapshot of an immigrant family with big dreams, Suits reveals how much we've been conditioned to trade for success.
About the Author
Nina Godiwalla is a recognized expert on leadership, diversity, and women in the business world. She is the bestselling author of Suits: A Woman on Wall Street, which The New York Times describes as 'The Devil Wears Prada' of investment banking. The book is an insider's perspective on her experience at Morgan Stanley from an outsider's point of viewówoman, second-generation Indian American and Texan. USA Today chose Suits as a top pick, and FORTUNE Magazine calls it a "must read."
Godiwalla is also the CEO of MindWorks, which provides leadership and stress management training to corporations and other professional organizations. In addition to running MindWorks, she is an industry leader for The Wall Street Journal Executive Task Force for Women in the Economy, leadership instructor for The University of Texas MBA Program, and writer for Wharton Magazine. Godiwalla has been a keynote speaker at a variety of venues including The World Affairs Council, Smithsonian, Harvard, and TEDxHouston Conference. Before becoming an internationally sought-after speaker, Godiwalla spent almost a decade working for Fortune 500 corporations. She is often featured in major media including USA Today, Forbes, CNN, ABC, FOX, and NBC. She has a M.B.A. from Wharton, a master's from Dartmouth and a B.B.A. from The University of Texas.