Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership spotlight series: Meet Sophia Tran-Vu

August 25, 2021 - 1 minute
Headshot of Sophia Tran-Vu

Our Women in Leadership Spotlight series shines a light on some of the many talented women who work on our team and are committed to developing and empowering their female colleagues.

Sophia Tran-Vu, Director, U.S. Rates Distribution, fosters an equitable workplace through her diversity and inclusion work supporting women and minorities in leadership.

Sophia Tran-Vu
Director, U.S. Rates Distribution

From one day to the next, Sophia Tran-Vu is driven to consistently progress and improve the value she provides for her clients, colleagues and her community. Her progress is evidenced through working with internal partners to deliver key services to our fixed income investors, developing and supporting colleagues in their career goals, and making an impact in the community through Women in Leadership (WIL) and Minorities in Leadership (MIL). Sophia is always on a journey of continual learning and growth for herself and those around her.

What I Do

I manage a team that covers foreign and official institutional investors, and other U.S. real money institutional investors, to help them find optimal fixed income investment solutions. Additionally, I work closely with all our Global Markets partners to deliver key services to our clients.

Proud Moment

Having been at TD my entire career, there have been several proud moments. Some of the most memorable moments are related to my work with WIL and MIL and being a working mom. With WIL, I am most proud about integrating our diversity and inclusion efforts with our clients through a variety of events over the years. With MIL, I am most proud of the quick and meaningful impact we've made with supporting the Asian-American and Pacific-Islander communities off the back of the sharp rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in North America in 2021.

Above all else, I am very proud to say I am a mother to a very energetic 2-year-old boy and a working mom (a long-time personal goal of mine). This was only made possible through the huge support system I have at home, with fellow moms, and of course at TD that includes a network of trailblazing women, managers, and colleagues.

Advice to My Younger Self

A few pieces of advice I have for my younger self are:

1) Raise your hand
2) Continually push yourself outside your comfort zone; and
3) Own both your strengths and weaknesses.

When I started my career, the fear of the unknown was often paralyzing and prevented me from pursuing my goals. Many times, I couldn't imagine myself being successful or I would doubt myself and my capabilities (which still happens from time to time even now). As I have grown to own who I am and what I bring to the table, that fear has become much less paralyzing. If anything, that fear has turned into motivation for me to keep finding ways to learn, develop, and grow.

It is part of a constant pursuit to see what I can do and what I can become. I hope that our young talent can realize their full potential and see what they're capable of becoming by confronting their own fears and embracing the unknown.

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