February 10, 2021
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Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau on The Digital Transformation of MIT Technology Review


Jacob Cohen Donnelly: While I was looking at your LinkedIn preparing for this episode, I noticed that you started as an associate in equity research covering the energy space. How does someone working at a Wall Street brokerage firm find their way to being the CEO and publisher of MIT Technology Review?

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau: That’s a charming question, Jacob. Because I certainly have drawn those lines before, but I haven’t necessarily done that for another person, so I’ll do my best. When I went into working in equity research, it was the mid-1990s, and I knew that I wanted to be in an industry of researching a field and trying to use that knowledge in some way that, I don’t know, I guess professionally expand. I very quickly understood that that was not a good fit for me, that working in equity research and an investment bank in New York City on Wall Street wasn’t my life. I didn’t see anybody there I wanted to be. I didn’t think it was a particularly good work environment.

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