NEW YORK, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Bond Club (WBC) honored Ernst & Young LLP Financial Services Organization Advisory managers Anne Ragusin and Akshata Udiavar Pulley as 2016 Rising Stars during the April 5, WBC Merit Award Dinner at the Museum of National History in New York City.
The WBC Rising Star honor is awarded to young women in the early stages of their careers with between five to eight years of industry experience who have demonstrated leadership qualities and who are also committed to be involved in a diverse and inclusive work environment. The recipients will also participate in an executive coaching program organized by the WBC.
"Anne and Akshata personify the level of excellence EY strives for with client service and in offering keen business advice in a complicated economic climate," said Anthony Caterino, Managing Partner for the firm's Financial Services Organization. "They have shown great attention to helping clients address industry issues and find ways to help them meet their goals. In their short careers they have already demonstrated great leadership qualities and respect for their colleagues."
Ragusin is a manager in the Information Technology Risk Advisory practice of Ernst & Young LLP. She has focused primarily on enterprise-risk management programs within the banking and insurance industries during her six-year career. She also has experience providing advisory services for regulatory compliance, vendor management, information security and internal audit. Ragusin has a B.S. in Business Information Systems and Management from Lehigh University and resides in New York City.
"I am very excited and so grateful to be part of this great program," said Ragusin. "It is a privilege not only to represent EY as a Rising Star, but to network with such an impressive group of women in the financial services industry, as well as to take advantage of their coaching and leadership training program."
Udiavar Pulley is a manager in the Financial Services Risk Management practice of the firm. She has eight years of experience serving banking and capital market clients. She has diverse experience leading and supporting regulatory transformation initiatives for clients in front office, risk and treasury areas, including legal entity rationalization, resolution planning and securities regulations. She began her career in the Prime Brokerage division of Goldman Sachs. Udiavar Pulley has an MBA from Wake Forest University and resides in Charlotte, NC.
"It was such an honor in itself to have been nominated for this award among such a talented group of professionals, many of whom I have worked with before and look up to," said Udiavar Pulley. "I truly believe my success at EY is due to the stewardship of my mentors and sponsors."
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