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Rasheeda Matthews

Rasheeda Matthews

Capital One

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Rasheeda's work combines: Technology, Law, and Working with Others

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Day In The Life

Director, Supplier Management

I'm responsible for purchasing goods and services to support our Digital organization and journey.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    Spelman College

  • Doctorate


    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Purchasing Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    At age 12, I wanted to do two things: attend Spelman College & become a lawyer.

  • 2.

    I went straight to law school from Spelman, focused on corporate law.

  • 3.

    I clerked for a federal appellate judge, and decided to stay in my hometown.

  • 4.

    I took a chance on a job posting for a contract manager, and negotiated IT deals.

  • 5.

    Someone approached me about managing some complex IT supplier relationships, & I thought "why not?"

  • 6.

    That propelled me into 3 other supplier management roles before I began supporting Digital.

  • 7.

    I realized that every step on this journey has prepared me for the moment I'm in now.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You're a lawyer at a Fortune 500, but you're not in house counsel? What was the point of law school if you aren't going to practice law?

  • How I responded:

    There was a bit of an ego point for me. My family was super supportive, but I had to overcome what I perceived to be judgment from others. At some point, I just had to determine that this is the path I was destined for, and, when I did that, the noise faded and I began to get comfortable in my skin.