Free Site Registration

Nominations Open for Markets Media Group Women in Finance Awards

Traders Magazine Online News, June 16, 2017

John D'Antona Jr.

Ready? Set? Nominate!

Itís that time of the year again. †

Markets Media Group, publishers of Traders Magazine, have officially opened this yearís nomination process for the third annual Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance. The event kicks off Markets Media Week on November 7, 2017.

Sheri Kaiserman, Achievement in Innovation Winner

Please click here to nominate

The formal awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, November 7.

To reserve a table at the event, please contact Lisa Kim at

In the spirit of the annual Markets Choice Awards and Traders Magazine's Wall Street Women Celebration, the WIF program will recognize some of the most talented and accomplished women in multiple categories across buy-side and sell- side trading desks, institutional investors, hedge funds, exchanges and technology providers. Nominees are first put forth by readers of and, and shortlists and winners and determined by the editorial staffs of the two platforms, in conjunction with the WIF Advisory Board. As with our five-year-old Markets Choice Awards franchise, our methodology in selecting nominees and then winners for Women in Finance is simple yet thorough, and keeps the focus on the important opinions: those of market participants, not ours.

There were more than 20 award winners last year. Categories include Lifetime Achievement, Rising Star, Excellence in Market Structure, Individual Achievement, Excellence in FinTech, Excellence in Trading, and Excellence in Investment Management.

Last yearís event, held at Tao Downtown in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District, convened more than 250 market professionals from institutional investment firms, hedge funds, trading desks at the biggest global banks, exchanges, and technology providers.

Last yearís winners †

Crystal Ladder

Tami Schademann, Bats Global Markets

Excellence in Hedge Funds

Olga Chernova, Sancus Capital Management

Excellence in Trading Platforms

Erica Barrett, Tradeweb

Acheivement in Innovation

Sheri Kaiserman, Wedbush Securities

Excellence in Exchanges

Adena Friedman, Nasdaq

Achievement in Diversity

Tina Byles Williams, FIS Group

Individual Achievement in 2016

Sophia Lee, IEX Group

Excellence in Data Services

Elizabeth Duggan, ICE Data Services

Rising Star

Kate Bauernschmidt, INTL FCStone Financial

Rising Star

Julie Waring, KeyBanc Capital Markets

Rising Star

Iseult Conlin, BlackRock

Rising Star

Sabrina Gagliotta, Bloomberg Tradebook

Rising Star

Elisabeth Kirby, Tradeweb

Rising Star

Erin Preston, Dash Financial

Excellence in Blockchain

Caitlin Long, Symbiont

Excellence in Equities

Heidi Fischer, Deutsche Bank


Ali Hackett, London Stock Exchange Group

Excellence in Buy-Side Technology

Julia Sears, TIAA-CREF

Excellence in Rates Trading

Nicola White, Citadel Securities

Excellence in Trading Technology

Jennifer Nayar, Vela Trading Technologies

Excellence in Marketing

Kelli Annequin, Convergex

Entrepreneur of the Year

Susan Estes, OpenDoor Trading

Excellence in Asset Management

Jacqueline Hurley, QS Investors

Excellence in Leadership

Supurna VedBrat, BlackRock

Excellence in Banks

Diane Reyes, HSBC

Excellence in Fixed Income

Samantha Coyne, KCG

Excellence in Clearing

Marisol Collazo, DTCC

Excellence in Information Services

Jenny Knott, ICAP

Lifetime Achievement

Annette Nazareth, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Click Here to Nominate†

Women are a gathering force on the trading desks and in the C-suites of the capital markets business, and we are proud to recognize the best of the best.

For more information on related topics, visit the following channels:

Comments (0)

Add Your Comments:

You must be registered to post a comment.

Not Registered? Click here to register.

Already registered? Log in here.

Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.