Traders Magazine Honors Wall Street Women

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Anna Ewing of NASDAQ OMX and Christine Sandler of NYSE Euronext Receive Top Honors

These professionals represent the future of trading.

Traders Magazine, the leading information resource for the institutional trading community, has announced the winners of its third annual Wall Street Women awards.

2013 honorees include Excellence in Leadership award winners Anna Ewing, Executive Vice President of Global Technology Solutions at NASDAQ OMX, and Christine Sandler, Executive Vice President Global Sales at NYSE Euronext. The Excellence in Leadership award is presented to women who demonstrate exemplary leadership and exceptional performance throughout their careers and who are considered the standard-bearers for other women in the financial community.

“These professionals represent the future of trading,” said Phil Albinus, Editor-in-Chief of Traders Magazine. “We’re honored to acknowledge these women, who faced the odds and emerged as true Wall Street leaders, role models and mentors for the next generation of securities traders.”

In all, Traders is recognizing 15 women for their achievements. Honorees were selected from a field of more than 50 nominees. Candidates were recommended by their peers in the trading community who submitted nomination information relating to a variety of criteria, including responsibilities, financial results and organizational success. Judging was done by an independent advisory board comprised of female leaders from the securities industry.

The names of all honorees are posted online at http://www.tradersmagazine.com/wall-street-women and will be featured in the November issue of Traders Magazine.

Traders Magazine and SourceMedia will host an award ceremony, “Wall Street Women: A Celebration of Excellence,” on November 6 at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York. Stephanie Ruhle, an anchor for Bloomberg Television who also serves as co-host of "Market Makers,” will be a keynote speaker. Ruhle, a former Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, plays an active role in women's leadership development and founded the Corporate Investment Bank Women's Network.

In addition to the Excellence in Leadership awards presented to Ewing and Sandler, individuals were honored in seven other categories:

Industry Trailblazers Award
Recognizes women who broke the gender barrier in trading, advancing up the career ladder on the buyside or sellside of the business. These trailblazers created opportunities for other women to become traders, managers and successful financial professionals.

  •     Nathalie Texier-Guillot, Head of Equity and Hybrid Derivatives Solutions, Americas, Citigroup
  •     Johanna Rossi, Head Trader, Alden Global

Entrepreneurs of the Year Award
Honors skilled, creative women who have pursued and succeeded in new businesses in financial markets.

  •     Nancy Havens-Hasty, President and CIO, Havens Partners
  •     Ivy Zelman, CEO, Zelman & Associates

Mentors of the Year Award
Given to women who have shown dedication to the cause of furthering the careers of other women in financial services.

  •     Eva Walsh, Senior Trader, JPMorgan Asset Management
  •     Bina Kalola, Head of Strategic Investments, Global Equities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Charitable Works Award
Presented to women who devote considerable resources and energy to philanthropic causes that benefit society as a whole.

  •     Holly Mitchell, Managing Director, Global EMS Product Management, Investment Technology Group, Inc.
  •     Ellen Kratzer, Managing Director, Fiduciary Trust

Crystal Ladder Award
Recognizes women who began their careers in an entry-level job in a financial firm and climbed steadily through the ranks to reach senior management.

  •     Tracy Buell, Managing Director and Head of Implementation for Global Transition Management, ConvergEx Group
  •     Jamie Bogen, Senior Account Manager - Strategic Accounts, Bloomberg Tradebook

Rising Stars Award
Earned by professionals who have made significant contributions at their firms or in the securities industry.

  •     Clare Fraser, Managing Director of Strategy, Omgeo
  •     Jennica Ross, Director, Strategic Relationships, WallachBeth Capital

Lifetime Achievement Award
This honor goes to women with more than two decades of senior management experience on Wall Street who have reached a pinnacle of success and acted as role models to younger generations of women and men.

  •     Elaine Kaven, EVP, CCO, StockCross

“Traders Magazine’s has, from its beginning, made a point of identifying women who have made substantial contributions to the markets and their firms,” said Publisher Ken Heath. “These awards are a tribute to all that they have accomplished in their careers.

Tickets for the “Wall Street Women: A Celebration of Excellence” event are $250 and available at: http://www.tradersmagazine.com/wall-street-women/. For more information on the program and sponsorship opportunities please contact Ken Heath at kenneth.heath(at)sourcemedia(dot)com or (212) 803-8273.

About Traders Magazine
Traders Magazine has been the industry’s leading source of information for the Institutional Trading Community on the buy and sell side since 1967. As the leading provider of news, analysis and opinion in the cash equities trading business, Traders Magazine covers the business of trading, including a heavy emphasis on the buyside, the sellside and the technology and products that they use, as well as the regulations that oversee the process. Traders Magazine not only focuses on electronic trading tools— like algorithms and program trading—but also on the trading venues such as crossing networks and exchanges, and the latest news and analysis on trading, technology and regulation.

About SourceMedia
SourceMedia, an Investcorp company, is a business to business media and marketing solutions company serving the financial industry and the related fields of professional services and technology. SourceMedia offers its clients and subscribers professional information services, industry-standard research, data applications, in-depth seminars and conferences, and specialized marketing services.

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