Sara Botkin reached the decision to work in her father’s financial advisory practice on Sept. 12, 2001.

The morning before, she had been in the lobby of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, waiting for an elevator that never came to take her to the 105th floor. Botkin had been pursuing a career in classical music in New York and working temporary jobs to make ends meet. Her father’s offer to join the family business in Pittsburgh was tempting. What happened on Sept. 11 sealed the deal.

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