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Janet Yellen, 
Nominee for Chair of the Federal Reserve


Dr. Sylvia Maxfield, dean of the Providence College School of Business. 

According to CNN, Janet Yellen is poised to become one of the world's most powerful women, joining an elite club of fellow female trailblazers including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff.

But when President Barak Obama announced Yellen as his nominee for the next chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve on October 9th, few outside the financial world had ever heard of her.

We decided to take a closer look at the woman who -- upon senate confirmation -- will become the first female head of the Fed in January 2014.

Dr. Sylvia Maxfield is the dean of the School of Business at Providence College. She can provide expert analysis on the U.S. Federal Reserve and President Barak Obama's nominee to be its next chair, Janet Yellen. To speak with Dr. Maxfield directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401)-225-0028, or


Meet Our Expert:

Dr. Sylvia Maxfield,
dean, school of business;
At PC since 2012
  • Presidency
  • International economics and economies
  • US economic policy
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Gender and management 
Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations
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