Location: New York, NY
Industry: Professional and financial services
Most colleges and universities don’t offer courses on personal finance, so few people are taught the right way to save, earn and plan. Observing this gap, Paula Brancato, financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual, wanted to focus on helping others build and secure their financial future. Northwestern Mutual offers wealth management, family and business protection and retirement, education and estate planning, including insurance reviews, charitable giving and legacy programs for individuals, families
and businesses nationwide.
Fun Fact Brancato is an avid reader and is inspired by great writers.
Brancato’s team at Northwestern Mutual constantly tests new ideas that will help clients get what they need faster, more accurately and more openly. Brancato has built her practice with a focus on teamwork. “We have a ‘dream team’ rather than a ‘superstar’ mentality, and I lead by example, coaching others in my firm to do the same,” she says.
When she’s not at work, Brancato is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and lecturer on business and the arts. She is also a board member at Tupelo Press and on the Hall of Fame Committee at Hunter College. Brancato has also taught at SUNY Southampton and the Harvard Club of NYC.