Book Signing and Speaker Event with Nina Godiwalla, Author of "Suits: A Woman on Wall Street"

The University of Chicago Women's Business Group (UCWBG)

June 14, 2011: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a book signing and speaker event with Nina Godiwalla, author of "Suits: A Woman on Wall Street," as she offers her insider perspective and talks about women in finance on Wall Street, leadership and diversity.

Suits: A Woman on Wall Street is an insider’s perspective on investment banking from an outsider’s point of view. In Liar’s Poker meets the Devil Wears Prada, Nina offers a “behind the scenes” look at the recklessness that ruled Wall Street during the dot-com boom days.

Far from home her home in Texas, a young woman fights to earn a place on Wall Street. – and discovers the cost of success. No class can prepare anyone for a career on Wall Street. Nina’s fierce ambition pulled her from Houston to New York to become a banker. The rarified taste of power left her hungry for more.

Showered with Broadway tickets and sleek black cars, would she have to lose her southern accent and apologize for her “public school” education at The University of Texas to prove her worth as an investment banker? A vibrant snapshot of an immigrant family with big dreams, Suits reveals how much we’ve been conditioned to trade for success.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

“Quite literally, I could not put this book down.” Forbes Magazine

Suits has been selected as a top pick by USA Today and Texas Monthly

“Nina Godiwalla has managed to combine heartwarming, heartbreaking, and hilarious in one great book. Suits, an unusually candid insider’s look at the darker side of Wall Street, is an absolute must-read for any woman considering a career in financial services” -- Lois P. Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office


Gleacher Center
Room 600
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois


UCWBG Members: Free
Students: $ 20
Non-Members: $ 30

Join the UCWBG now and attend this event for free. Contact our VP of Membership for more information on UCWBG benefits at:


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Note: This UCWBG event is open to all Chicago Booth & University of Chicago alums (both women & men), current students and non-member guests.

Deadline: 6/9/2011


6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Registration, Networking Reception with Cash Bar, Book Sales & Signing

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Speaker Program

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Networking Reception with Cash Bar, Book Sales & Signing

Speaker Profiles

Nina Godiwalla (Speaker)
Author & Speaker

Nina Godiwalla has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Houston Chronicle. She writes about business issues for Wharton Magazine. Before founding MindWorks, which provides stress management and meditation training to corporations and other professional organizations, she spent almost a decade working for Fortune 500 corporations including Morgan Stanley and Johnson & Johnson. She speaks nationally on leadership and diversity in the workplace and has been featured in several major publications including USA Today, New York Times, ABC News and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Nina has an MBA from Wharton School of Business, a MA focused in Creative Writing from Dartmouth, and a BBA from University of Texas. She currently lives in Austin, TX.


Anna Behrman, '03 
VP, Programs