Meet The Female Leaders Of Finance: “It is in these little moments that we are breaking the ambitions and career tracks of many people” with Dr. Oksana Malysheva and Jason Hartman

Jason Hartman
Oct 30, 2019 · 10 min read

We need to figure out how to better help young parents balance their professional growth while they are taking on probably the most important job of their lives as moms and dads. This is at its most difficult when the kids are very young. For example, quality early childhood care options need to stay open later than five or six p.m. because no finance job ends at six (and parents still have to make it to the day care from their office). It is in these little moments that we are breaking the ambitions and career tracks of many people. As focused as I am on my professional ambitions, my kids’ wellbeing is absolutely primary to me, and will trump everything else. It would have been nice to have had an infrastructure to help with this, as I know I am not the only person who has struggled in this way.

As a part of my series about strong female finance leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Oksana Malysheva, an investor, entrepreneur and business executive based in Austin, TX. She is the Managing Partner/CEO of Sputnik ATX, an accelerator that funds maker-founders with ideas to create positive change. She is also the Managing Partner/President of Linden Venture Fund. Dr. Oksana Malysheva was born and raised in Soviet Union, Ukraine. Seeking educational opportunities, she moved to the United States with her husband and only $100 to their name. She earned her PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania, and soon after, pivoted her focus to business and marketing. Dr. Malysheva previously held top strategic roles at McKinsey and Motorola. Trained as a PhD physicist, Dr. Malysheva brings scientific inquisitiveness, lateral thinking and mastery of insight through data to all of her business endeavors.

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