Most Influential Women: Corey Saba Basha, Wells Fargo
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Today’s spotlight: Corey Saba Basha
Title: Senior vice president, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
Saba Basha manages a commercial portfolio of middle market and corporate companies and leads the region’s Innovation Technology and Life Sciences initiative. She established a Wells Fargo-sponsored Women’s Networking Luncheon to empower and promote female leaders.
Source of pride: “Creating a Women’s Networking Event where everyone feels comfortable sharing life lessons and learning from one another. The key has been to ask questions of the panelists and guests that highlight both their strengths and perceived weaknesses. When we support one another, we go further during our most difficult endeavors and our biggest accomplishments.”
The personality trait that helped you succeed: “Being direct and efficient. My goal is to create an environment where everyone can win – on salient points, within established timeframes and with the best possible outcome. To me, this is the foundation for a long-term relationship.”
The personality trait that got you into trouble: “My friends would say I am very particular and that I want to make sure things are accurate. This can be challenging because I don’t like doing things half way. Plus, I love a great handbag and a pair of shoes, which definitely gets me in trouble.”
Best childhood memory: “My parents owned a retail store when I was growing up. I would attend business conventions where I had the opportunity to see the newest toys, electronics and the most beautiful jewelry. The catch was I had to use my own money and negotiate for a lower price with vendors. I enjoyed winning then, and I still do today!”