Amy M. Brachio joined EY in 1997, was named partner in 2008, and became Americas advisory risk leader in 2014 and global advisory risk leader in 2016. She has 20 years of experience in banking and serves large, diversified organizations in risk management practice, advising clients on risk topics that are top of mind for boards of directors and C-suite executives.

An active leader, Brachio is focused on the advancement of diversity and inclusion, serving on both EY’s Under Represented Minority and Gender steering committees. She was recognized as EY’s 2013 Working Mother of the Year, and currently leads EY’s risk advisory business globally and for the Americas.

Brachio is also a longtime volunteer for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association, and served on her chapter’s board for nine years, holding various officer positions, including president.

She says her greatest professional accomplishment is having an amazing career while being a mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend and active member of the community. Asked how she could take all this on, Brachio explains that she has had amazing coaches, mentors and sponsors over the course of her career. “They took a personal interest in me and provided me with opportunities to grow and the feedback I needed to hear when I needed to hear it, and they made time to help me think through career options,” she recalls.

“I believe in approaching opportunities and challenges with enthusiasm, authenticity, confidence and a positive disposition,” says Brachio. “Having the right attitude can make a big difference in almost any situation. I openly share my journey and lessons learned with other women by making time for individual career coaching and women’s events.” She concludes by saying, “I encourage women to look for multiple role models – both men and women – and pick and choose traits from each to form their future views of themselves.”