The Bob Woodruff Foundation is a charitable partner of the "Veterans on Wall Street Foundation," which promotes the development and retention of veterans in the financial services industry. Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director of the foundation, and Ruth Christopherson, Senior Vice President of Citi Community Development and Citi Salutes, join Cheddar to discuss the connection between veterans and Wall Street.
Christopherson explains how Citi comes together with other banks in order to educate them on the value of hiring veterans. Through a combination of educational initiatives, mentoring, outreach to the military, employee affinity groups, and an annual conference, Veterans on Wall Street promotes career development, support, and retention of veterans throughout the global financial services industry.
Veterans on Wall Street also hopes to break into other sectors including Silicon Valley, real estate, and hospitality. Dougherty believes there is much potential when it comes to expanding the foundation beyond finance.