NextGen Washington, D.C. Launch: Trading, Technology, Policy and Markets
Sponsored by K&L Gates LLP

What lies ahead for trading and technology in the equity markets? Which skills are keys to success in public policy development, securities regulation and advocacy in the financial services industry?

Gain insights as Hope Jarkowski, Head of Equities at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), reviews the state of tech and reflects on her experiences in the markets and in government. Jarkowski will also offer advice for the next generation of women finance professionals.

This hybrid virtual/in-person event will celebrate the launch of 100 Women in Finance NextGen Washington, D.C., a peer network of 100WF members in the first decade of their finance careers.

The virtual event is open to all 100WF members globally, who are welcome to invite an industry friend or colleague who would be interested in NextGen programming.

Following the program, local attendees are invited to speak with Jarkowski and extend their networks at an outdoor rooftop event. Meet members of the 100WF NextGen D.C. Committee and hear their vision for the group’s future, including how you and other interested volunteers can join the committee.

Please RSVP (required) promptly as space is limited.

Please email any questions to by Monday, July 12, 2021 or submit them during the webinar.

100 Women in Finance follows local government guidance in producing in-person events. Note that, should local government guidance change in advance of this event, we shall notify guests of any changes or cancellations.

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Produced by the 100WF NextGen Washington D.C. Committee.

14 July 2021


Opening Remarks by
Amanda Pullinger
100 Women in Finance

Hope Jarkowski
New York Stock Exchange

Aliza S. Dominey
Stradley Ronon

Melissa Tuarez Herr
K&L Gates LLP
K&L Gates LLP

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Webinar Keynote
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM In-Person Networking

K&L Gates LLP
1601 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.20006

1:00 PM N. America West Coast
4:00 PM N. America East Coast
9:00 PM London - Dublin
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Amanda Pullinger
Chief Executive Officer, 100 Women in Finance

Ms. Pullinger is the Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance. She leads a staff team and provides direction to 500 volunteer practitioners globally. The organization, which now has nearly 20,000 registered members in 26 locations, is focused on empowering women in the finance industry and inspiring the next generation of pre-career young women. Ms. Pullinger is a former principal of Aquamarine Capital Management, where she was responsible, over a period of seven years, for managing marketing, investor relations and back office administration for two private investment funds. Ms. Pullinger is Chair and Non Executive Director of the Board of FlyPlymouth, based in Plymouth, UK. She also serves on the Boards of the HALO Trust (USA), the American Friends of The National Portrait Gallery (London) Foundation and as a Director on the Oxford University Alumni Board. She is President of the Brasenose Society, Vice Chair of the Women’s Network Forum and an Advisory Board Member of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance (Harambe). Previously, she served as Chairman of the Board of The HALO Trust ( and served on the Board of Langone NYU Cancer Institute. She was on the founding Board of 100 Women in Finance, serving as its President for two years. She is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Ms. Pullinger graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford University in 1987 with an Honours Degree in Modern History. She earned an MBA from La Salle University, Philadelphia, in 1998, and received the Academic Award for MBA student of the year as well as the Beta Gamma Sigma designation.

Hope Jarkowski
Head of Equities, New York Stock Exchange

Hope Jarkowski is the Head of Equities for the New York Stock Exchange. In this role, she is responsible for market structure strategy, product development and relationship management across NYSE’s five equity exchanges, the TRF, Global OTC and NYSE Bonds. Before assuming her current role in December 2020, Hope was the Co-Head of Government Affairs for ICE, leading ICE’s government affairs matters before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Treasury, and Capitol Hill. Prior to joining ICE in 2016, Hope was senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and advisor to Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) on matters related to securities and derivatives policy. Hope also served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Troy Paredes and in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where she provided advice on federal securities law and policy issues across SEC Divisions and Offices with a specific focus on Trading and Markets matters. Hope practiced securities law at a Fortune 100 law firm prior her time in government service.

Aliza S. Dominey
Attorney, Stradley Ronon

Aliza S. Dominey is an attorney in the investment management practice group at Stradley Ronon in Washington, D.C. She focuses her practice on counseling investment companies including mutual funds, private funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds, and investment advisers on regulatory, compliance, and transactional issues. She graduated from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she was a Securities Law Certificate Recipient. Aliza received her B.A. from The University of Virginia and co-chairs 100 Women in Finance NextGen Washington, D.C.

Melissa Tuarez Herr
Attorney, K&L Gates LLP

Melissa Tuarez Herr is an attorney in the asset management and investment funds practice group at K&L Gates LLP in Washington, D.C. She advises registered investment companies and their independent board members on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters. She also advises investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and end-users on a wide range of derivative regulatory and compliance requirements. Melissa received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. from James Madison University and co-chairs 100 Women in Finance NextGen Washington, D.C.
K&L Gates LLP
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. Their broad platform offers clients local market knowledge and access to both national and international capabilities. K&L Gates represent a broad array of capital markets participants, leading global corporations in every major industry, and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. They also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, and philanthropic organizations. K&L Gates is a leader in legal issues related to industries critical to the economies of both the developed and developing worlds - technology, manufacturing, energy, transportation, telecommunications, financial services, health care, life sciences, sustainable development, and infrastructure, among others.

100WF's 20th Anniversary
Throughout 2021, 100 Women in Finance will celebrate its twentieth year of operations with special events and recognition of the member volunteers who have built 100WF into today’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the global finance industry. Since its founding in 2001, 100WF’s pillars of Education, Peer Engagement and Impact have established a foundation of purpose, achievement and confidence that will guide the organization's future growth and focus on attaining its 30x40 Vision in the next twenty years.

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