62: Build A Career With Smart Adjustments: Adena Friedman, Nasdaq CEO

 
 Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman once had to make the case that she be allowed to work remotely.

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman once had to make the case that she be allowed to work remotely.

You don’t have to be playing the markets every day to know that stocks have been doing very well lately – and not just lately, for about nine years now.  

That means you might be hearing a bit more about stock exchanges. Which brings us to my next guest. Adena Friedman is the first woman to lead a global stock exchange. She’s the CEO of Nasdaq, a job she’s held for a year.  

To get there, she’s had to chart a path where there was none. For example, it meant choosing what was right for her family over what seemed like the more obvious career decision – and making it all work anyway.  

I sat down with Adena Friedman – where else? At the Nasdaq, in New York’s Times Square. We talked about the roads not taken, and the new landscape for female entrepreneurs.