2012 Winners

Excellence in Leadership Award

This award is presented to a woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership and exceptional performance throughout her career. This individual, selected by the Advisory Committee, is considered to be the standard bearer for women in the financial community.

Sheri Kaiserman
Managing Director and Head of Equities
Wedbush Securities

Industry Trailblazers

These awards recognize women who broke the gender barrier in trading, advancing up the career ladder on the buy and sell sides of the business. These trailblazers forged the opportunity for other women to become traders, managers and successful financial professionals.

Janice McFadden
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Donna Sims Wilson
Executive Vice President
Castle Oak Securities, L.P.

Lifetime Achievement

These honors are given to women with more than two decades of senior management experience on Wall Street, and who have achieved the pinnacles of success and acted as role models to younger generations of women and men.

Peggy Bowie
Senior Trader
Manulife Asset Management

Nancy D. McLaughlin
Managing Director | Sales & Business Development
ConvergEx

Entrepreneurs of the Year

These are skilled, creative women who have pursued, and succeeded in new ventures or businesses in financial markets.

Dana Dakin
Founder
Dakin Partners, LLC

Holly A. Stark
Managing Member
Efficient Frontiers LLC

Mentors of the Year

These are women who have shown dedication to the cause of furthering the careers of other women in financial services.

Renee DeGagne
Managing Director
RBC Capital Markets LLC

Amy Ellis-Simon
Global Head of Specialist Sales and Americas Head of Corporate Access
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Charitable Works Award

These are presented to women who devote considerable resources and energy to philanthropic causes that benefit society as a whole.

Cathy Wilson Rosen
Senior Trader
Zweig-DiMenna Associates

Angela Sun
Chief of Staff to the President
Bloomberg L.P.

Crystal Ladder Awards

These give recognition to women who began their careers in an entry-level job in a financial firm and climbed steadily through the ranks to reach senior management.

Kerry Byrne
Senior Vice President
First Eagle Investment Management

Jennifer Litwin
Senior Director
Greenwich Associates

Rising Stars

These are earned by professionals that have had significant and growing impact on their firms and the industry.

Lisa Cavallari
Director, Fixed Income Derivatives
Russell Investments

Christy Oeth
Director of Corporate Compliance
Knight Capital Group

Diversity Achievement Award

This award highlights the efforts as well as demonstrated quantitative and qualitative results produced by a firm in pursuit of gender diversity in the executive ranks.

Goldman Sachs Group