Lauren Woodward

Guiding the Next Generation of Leaders

I am the Manager of the Client Service Team based in the Atlanta office. Prior to joining Bernstein, I worked in the financial services industry for six years in New York. I’m a North Carolina native but graduated from the University of Georgia. (GO DAWGS!)

What has inspired you to stay at Bernstein for as long as you have?

My colleagues, locally and across the firm, motivate me every day to challenge myself, work with intention and embrace the mentality of being a “forever student.” I've only been at the firm for six short years and have witnessed a transformation not only within our investment platform but in the types of people we hire. My colleagues are brilliant, always work with integrity, and like to have fun!  

Which personal accomplishment makes you proudest?

My biggest accomplishment in life so far is adding twin girls to our family in January 2022. While two little ones can be a handful at times (literally!), they inspire me to set an example of how any woman can be successful in a career that they are passionate about.

What passions do you pursue outside of work?

In addition to being a mom and spending lots of time on the playground, I enjoy most outdoor activities and sports, especially tennis, pickleball, water sports, skiing, and hiking.  I’m learning how to play golf and have quickly discovered that I will also be a “forever student” in the art of golf as well. Travel is harder to come by these days due to the little ones but I really enjoy exploring new places and cultures around the world.