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Anjelina Belakovskaia

Title: Weather Derivatives Trader, Exotic Derivatives
Business Unit /Office Location: Energy Marketing & Trading, Tulsa
Educational Background: Master's degree, mathematics in finance, Courant Institute, New York University

Interesting Facts: Anjelina not only works for one of the most cutting-edge initiatives in trading today, but is one of the top chess players in the country-an International Woman Grandmaster and three-time U.S. Women's Chess Champion.

Role model: "Some people have strengths and desires to set goals and go forward to achieve them. Other might have great qualities, but are not enough resolute to go forward alone. Role models help others blossom. My role model is myself. I live everyday with a goal to set an example for tomorrow."

Secrets to success/career advice: "Want to succeed? Do it! Work hard, always stay positive and never resign."

How to successfully balance work and home life: "Work should be a part of life, not a substitution for life. Enjoy your family, friends, hobbies and leisure time."

Opinion on mentoring / community volunteerism: "Helping others can be a lot of fun, especially when you see the results."

Biggest life struggle/challenge: "It's my secret. I prefer to battle challenges and overcome struggles, not talk about them."

Opinion on importance of recognizing women leaders: "Women in general are very social creatures. Often they hide their opinion, knowledge and skills, being afraid to hurt the feelings of others. By recognizing women leaders, we set role models for other women, as well as men, and help them boost their confidence and self-esteem."

Other comments: "I am glad to find myself among eleven female employees selected at Williams to be profiled in honor of Women's Heritage Month in March. However, we represent just a small part of a great female community at Williams. I wish all women a lot of happiness, joy, success at the work place and in their personal lives."



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