National Association of Professional Women Announces Racheal E. Fosu, Global Head-IT Capacity, NYSE Eronext, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Racheal Fosu is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

NAPW honors Racheal Fosu, NYSE Eronext’s Global Head – IT Capacity as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in information technology with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.

Racheal Fosu is a Liberian immigrant who came to the US when she was 14 years old. The back story of Ms. Fosu’s successful immigration to the US is both harrowing and inspiring. Now free from the many perils associated with a country in the throes of a civil war, Ms. Fosu has succeeded in overcoming the kinds of obstacles that the average American only reads about.

With the past safely behind her, Ms. Fosu is now in the center of NYSE Eronext’s IT command central ensuring the NY Stock Exchange’s computer systems are sized with enough headroom to handle high volatility days. She works with market owners across the globe to ensure the computer systems can handle high volumes and break out scenarios in a split microsecond.

Formerly a consultant with Accenture, the management consulting technology services and outsourcing company, Ms. Fosu took on the role of Managing Director, Information Technology for NYSE Euronext until her promotion to NYSE Eronext’s Global Head – IT Capacity and Performance Management. NYSE Euronext operates global financial markets across commodities, FX, equities, bonds and interest rates. NYSE Euronext’s stock exchanges represent one-third of traded equities volume worldwide

NAPW provides a highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect, learn and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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