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EP184 How to Have a Big Career Inside a Big Company with Aine O’Flynn

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP184 How to Have a Big Career Inside a Big Company with Aine O’Flynn

My guest today is a quintessential powerhouse female business leader in the finance and trading industry, Aine O’Flynn. Aine is the Global Head of Equity Products for our amazing sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal. She is responsible for the global research, sales, trading, and derivatives for the company. Aine has a unique and interesting background. Following the birth of her second child, she decided to take a 2-and-a-half-year break from her career to focus on her children. When she decided to return to work, she made it her mission to make a strong comeback, hit the ground running, and build the powerful career she dreamed of.

She joins me today to share the story of how she moved from being a technical expert in her business and into the world of sales. She also shares how she found well-connected, influential sponsors inside her organization and how she cultivated those relationships.


“When you come back, you have to be all in.” – Aine O’Flynn


Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The most significant turning point that has helped shaped her as a leader
  • The importance of taking risks in your career
  • How to handle customer questions that you may not know the answer to
  • How to secure powerful sponsors
  • How to make a powerful career comeback after taking a sabbatical
  • The biggest challenges and opportunities in her career
  • How to advocate for yourself and lead authentically


Aine O’Flynn’s Top 5 Success Tips:

  1. Work hard
  2. Advocate for yourself
  3. Take risks
  4. Don’t be afraid to fail
  5. Be honest


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This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal – The Bank for Women.                         


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