Wall Street loves a good celebration.
It was eight years ago that Traders Magazines publisher Kenneth Heath decided it was time to celebrate the contributions made by women on Wall Street. A first for its time, Traders Magazine solicited, vetted and selected several spectacular women for special recognition at the New York Academy of Sciences on November 10. There were 16 awards presented at the inaugural event including a Diversity of the Year award – given to the firm which made the greatest strides to advance women and minorities.
Fast forward to now and Traders Magazine, part of the Markets Media Group, builds on Heaths legacy and initiative by celebrating women at Markets Media Groups Markets Choice Awards Women in Finance gala. The spirit of the event remains the same – recognizing women of excellence in a field that is now giving rise and credence to women and their contributions to the field of finance.
Winners were announced ths evening at the JW Marriott Essex House New York. Congratulatios to all this years winners.
Excellence in Fintech – Jennifer Peve of DTCC
Excellence in Research – Pamela Finelli of Deutsche Bank
Excellence in Trading Platforms – Lindsey Burik of Mizuho.
Excellence in Business Development – Lael Wakefield of Itiviti.
Excellence in Compliance – Christy Oeth of Virtu Financial.
Excellence in Multi-Asset Trading – Jenny Chen of Societe Generale.
CFO of the Year – Ann Sebert of Capital Institutional Services (CAPIS).
Excellence in Innovation – Raakhee Miller of Bitsian.
Excellence in Service Providers – Stacy Mallon of Vela.
Excellence in Hedge Funds -Anna Vella of Millennium Partners.
CAO of the Year – Marie Patton of OpenDoor Securities.
Excellence in Exchanges – Catherine Clay of Cboe Global Markets.
Legal Eagle – Sachiyo Sakemi of BlackRock.
Excellence in Electronic Trading – Kathryn Zhao of Cantor Fitzgerald.
Excellence in Regulation – Jessica Mandel of Credit Suisse.
Excellence in Trading ETFs – Heather Brownlie of BlackRock.
Excellence in Marketing & Communications, Reputational Management — Marie Chinnici-Everitt, DTCC
Excellence in Marketing & Communications, Regulatory Technology – Silvia Davi, Thesys Technologies
Excellence in Marketing & Communications, Brand Strategy – Stephanie Epstein, BlackRock
Excellence in Marketing & Communications, Marketing Campaigns – Victoria Mellor, NEX
Excellence in Trading Fixed Income – Elizabeth Bodisch of Deutsche Bank.
Crystal Ladder Award – Tara Muller of Virtu Financial.
Trailblazer Award – Marina Lutova Meyers of Citadel.
Individual Achievement Award – Lydie Hudson of Credit Suisse.
Excellence in Prime Brokerage – Matilde Acerra-Skelton of Barclays.
Excellence in Trading Equities – Emma Quinn of AllianceBernstein.
Excellence in Global Trading – Supurna VedBrat of BlackRock.
Excellence in Risk Management – Tracy Rucker-Wilson of Vanguard Group.
Excellence in Asset Management – Karen Choi of Capital Group.
Excellence in Leadership – Michaela Kraenzle of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Amanda Asali, Vice President, Strategy Group, Mizuho Americas
Abigail Carras, Associate, Structured Solutions Group, Deutsche Bank
Kate Holleran, Head of Capital Solutions Americas, Barclays
Akiko Imai, Electronic Block Desk, Sales & Coverage, ITG
Anna Kessler, Vice President Product Management, Tradeweb Markets
Laine Litman, Head of VFI & VFX, Virtu Financial
Izzy Masters, Vice President, Quantitative Trader, AllianceBernstein
Kristin Morgan, Director of Institutional Fixed Income Sales, INTL FCStone
Allison Nave, Vice President of Sales at Tradeweb Markets, Dealerweb
Krysten Sciacca, Equity Analyst, Instinet
Megan Spychalski, Director of Data Management and Analytics, Chicago Trading Company
Kejia Sun, Portfolio Manager, Citadel Global Equities
Again, congratulations to all the winners!