Schuyler Ballou Woods
Schuyler Woods sold her first lanyard in the schoolyard when she was a mere 8 years old and she has been selling dreams ever since. Ten years later, Schuyler published stories in the San Antonio Express News and headed to Rice University to study what drives people crazy and to enlightenment, also known as Religious Studies. In desperate need of job, Schuyler sold out to Wall Street and padded pockets for a few years after graduation. Most of her days were spent plodding through investment portfolios and building financial analyses but eventually she was let loose with clients. Entrepreneurs of gas station franchises tickled her fancy most. After some reflection, Schuyler decided she wanted to be one too. An entrepreneur that is. She packed her stuff, cut her salary in half and hoofed it to D.C. to work at an impact investment fund.
Everything clicked. Schuyler launched the nation's first Streetscape Relief Loan Fund and multiplied her fund's portfolio six times over. Schuyler underwrote over $2M loans, lead start-up workshops and was generally a woman about town. Committed to taking the lessons from impact fund into her own life, Schuyler headed to Cornell University on a full ride scholarship to complete her MBA.
Articles from around the web that I've found interesting
Reviving the Old-Age Life Insurance Industry
An investor by training, Schuyler Woods steps outside of her comfort zone and into a general manager role at MetLife.
The Effects of Marijuana on Consciousness
"person is completely and vividly aware of his experience, but there are no processes of thinking, manipulating, or interpreting going on"