She has been instrumental in the trajectory of my career. She recognized talent and rewarded it. She invested more in me than I thought she really had to.”
“She truly rewarded – not only praised – good work. For example, there was an annual trip that [BlackRock’s founders] would host where we would travel to the Saratoga Racetrack. Select employees were invited … I was an Analyst, and I got to go. … That day trip was such a treat, and I went because of Barbara.’”
“She identified young talent, rewarded that, and acted as a mentor to them. Bringing that human aspect of taking an interest me, despite how senior she was, that impact on me was astronomical. It’s one thing to have your direct line manager think you do a good job, but to have the head of the group think that, I was walking on the moon … And it was very motivating to continue to do good work.
– Marvin Tagaban, Vice President, Americas Investment Stewardship