Elois Joseph is co-founder of the Greenwood project, which is an organization that connects Black and LatinX students with career opportunities in financial services and fintech. She previously held a series of roles in investment banks and other financial service firms, mainly in the trading support and compliance divisions.Our conversation traces her upbringing in Chicago, the positions and mentors that shaped her early career progression and the break that led to her roles in financial services. We talk about the philosophy behind the Greenwood Project, which she co-founded with Bevon Joseph – a guest on episode 88 of the series, and why more women need to heed the advice she was given to “sit next to the power” because that is where decisions are made and where visibility is essential. Series 4 is brought to you with the kind support of Federated Hermes, Inc., a leading global investment manager. Guided by their conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create wealth over the long term, their investment solutions span equity, fixed-income, alternative/private markets, multi-asset and liquidity strategies and a range of separately managed accounts, distributed through intermediaries worldwide.