Newsletter No. 20
Women in Finance Award Winners Announced
Markets Media held their 2nd Annual Markets Choice Women in Finance Awards.  Congratulations to all recipients.  We are proud to highlight STA WIF members:

Excellence in Trading: Equities

Heidi Fischer
MD Head of Equity Electronic Trading, Americas
Deutsche Bank Securities

Rising Stars

Kate Bauernschmidt
VP, Equity Trading

Julie Waring
VP, Equity Sales Trading
KeyBanc Capital Markets

View all award recipients here >

STA WIF Podcasts

STA WIF partnered with Eleanor Beaton to produce two podcasts in Eleanor's series "Fierce Feminine Leadership".  We are pleased to feature Christine Sandler, Chair of STA Women in Finance and Eden Simmer, SVP Equity Trading of PIMCO.

How To Navigate a Big Career with Christine Sandler
In today's episode, Christine is going share her amazing story and give you some incredible takeaways on how to advance or pivot your career, how to be effective in large organizations, and how to network so you can secure and keep that top job you've been working so hard to acquire.

How Experimentation Creates Clarity and Success With Eden Simmer
I'm excited to bring you another episode of our special series sponsored by The Security Traders Association of Women in Finance Initiative. It is my delight to introduce my guest, Eden Simmer, who is a fierce feminine leader in the world of finance with eleven years of investment experience.
Featured News

Equal pay for men and women boosts growth: IMF chief
Money Control, November 8, 2016
The chief of the International Monetary Fund has called on governments and businesses to do more to promote the same economic opportunities for men and women and to fight discrimination that interferes with those goals.

Why Women Aren't Making it to the Top of Financial Services Firms
Astrid Jaekel, Elizabeth St-Onge, Harvard Business Review, October 25, 2016
Financial institutions have been employers of women for decades: historically as tellers, secretaries, and junior administrative staff. In the 1980s, however, pioneering women began moving into management roles and into frontline business areas, such as investment banking. Today 47% of management and professional roles in American financial firms are occupied by women, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

5 Reasons I'm Optimistic About the Future of Our Girls
Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation, October 11, 2016
On International Day of the Girl, we recognize the unique challenges millions of girls face. And we celebrate the ways in which girls change the world when they overcome these challenges. I'm feeling especially celebratory this year because I believe the future for girls is brighter than ever. Here are five reasons why.

Want to Raise a Trail-Blazing Daughter? 'The Notorious RBG' Says Do These 7 Things
Bill Murphy Jr., Inc., October 4, 2016
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps an unlikely rock star: an 83-year-old U.S. Supreme Court justice who was   described as  "dour," "quiet and reserved," and a "late-blooming feminist" when she was nominated to the court in 1993.

Have Another Listen

The full replay of the Inaugural STA Women's Symposium is available now.

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