Hitting the Glass Ceiling: Sherry Cooper
The sound of the opening bell at the New York stock exchange is a kind of starting gun for frenzied financial trading around the world. That world is still mostly a boys club, but thirty years ago, trading and testosterone went together like Standard and Poors.
Sherry Cooper was one of a handful of women to enter that world in those days and rose to become one of Canada's top economists. She will retire from her position as Chief Economist and Executive Vice President at the Bank of Montreal at the end of the month.
Sherry Cooper has worked in both the public and private sector including time at the U.S. Federal Reserve. She's a frequent financial commentator in the media and she has been a mentor to many young women in the field.
With more on the changes she's witnessed and hopes to witness in the field of finance, she joined us in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch.
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