Rashida Malcolm Bradley, 30, is an avid entrepreneur with a career background in investment and private banking. A graduate of Babson College, class of 2008, Rashida is the recipient of the distinguished Posse Foundation four year full-tuition leadership scholarship, as well as, the Center for Women’s Leadership scholarship. During her years at Babson, she displayed her charismatic leadership skills while leading several initiatives. Rashida led Babson’s Entrepreneurial Teaching Alliance, which taught business fundamentals to adolescents in the inner city of Boston. However, her initiatives where not limited to on-campus activities. She studied abroad at Stellenbosch University in South Africa during the spring semester of her junior year and worked as a project consultant for the Babson Outreach through Entrepreneurship Program, partnering with entrepreneurs in Kampala, Uganda, during her senior year. She graduated as a member of the Dean’s List with a degree in Business Management and a concentration in Finance.
Rashida started her career as an intern at Lehman Brothers, working for the company for three summers (2005-2007), twice in New York City and once in London, UK. Her rotational internships introduced her to several areas within the bank including Business Development Services, Human Resources and Real Estate Development. During the summer of 2007, she also participated and excelled in the Harvard Summer Venture in Management Program where she learned critical fundamentals for business leadership. After graduation, she transitioned into a career at a non-profit organization where she managed a real estate portfolio of New York properties. In 2010, she advanced to an exciting career opportunity at Citigroup within the Municipal Securities Division, where she managed a portfolio of high profile relationships including the New York City Housing Authority.
In 2013, Rashida married her husband Chris and the couple moved to Geneva, Switzerland. For three years, Rashida flourished in her role at JP Morgan Suisse within the Global Wealth Management Division. She specialized in International Credit Risk Operations and worked diligently on producing the keen analytical work necessary to execute multi-million dollar transactions. Living abroad offered many chances for Rashida to travel throughout Europe and Asia. A few of her favorite trips include stops in The Maldives, Ho Chi Minh City, Munich, London, Florence, Prague, Venice, Amsterdam, Milan, Chamonix, Rome, Berlin and Bordeaux.
Throughout her career, Rashida has engaged in many entrepreneurial pursuits. In 2010, she spearheaded a boutique event planning company with two business partners. The team of three organized high profile social events for private clients including partnerships with the Barclays Center, as well as, several vineyards and venues in New York City and the Hamptons. In 2013, her time in Switzerland inspired her to start a travel blog which she coined, The Mrs Bradley Tour (www.themrsbradleytour.com). Rashida now works internationally as a business consultant with start-up companies specializing in technology, travel and leisure.
Rashida lives in New York City with her husband, Chris. She spends her spare time volunteering with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Public Library. Rashida loves to travel on the weekends and she is excited to welcome the birth of her first child this summer.
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-Find your superpower. Find the patterns that keep occurring in your life and the passions you constantly pursue. Decide what you are the best at above everything else and nurture that talent. This superpower will be at the core of your personal journey toward success.
-Develop tunnel vision. Set your sights on what you aim to accomplish and be relentless about achieving it. Diaries, journals, meeting planners, post-it notes, vision boards…find what works for you and get organized around what you aim to achieve. Each day, create actionable timelines that help you use your talents toward your goals.
-Grow your tribe. Nothing is done in a vacuum. You need a strong network of people around you in order to feel motivated and connected to your goals each day. Be proactive about investing in your personal and professional relationships.