Nominations are now being accepted for the

2021 STA Women in Finance Awards

We are proud to open the nomination window to recognize individuals for their contributions to the advancement of women in finance with our

STA Women in Finance Ken Heath Award
STA Women in Finance Mentor of the Year Award

This is your opportunity to put forth the most respected professionals in the industry. Information on past recipients and instructions on how to
nominate are below.

Nominate someone today!
Nomination Deadline:
Friday, November 19, 2021

STA Women in Finance Ken Heath Award – Advocacy 
In 1999, Ken Heath, then Publisher of Traders Magazine, founded
Women of Wall Street, which through its annual publication and awards ceremony honored women with varying degrees of talent and years of dedication to the securities industry. The Ken Heath Award was founded by family members of Ken Heath and the STA Women in Finance Committee to recognize those men who have made a notable and genuine contribution to the advancement of women in finance.
STA Women in Finance Mentor of the Year Award – Mentorship
A counterpart to the STA WIF Ken Heath Award, the Mentor of the Year Award celebrates those women who actively serve as exemplary role models, leaders and advocates for women in finance.
2021 STA Women in Finance Awards
Virtual Presentation


An Evening of Recognition & Education
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Start time: 4:30 p.m. EDT

Registration is Free.
Donations are appreciated.

Can't make the live presentation?
Not a problem, a recorded replay will sent to all registrants.

STA Women in Finance is funded through grants from the STA Foundation, a non-profit 501 c 3 corporation
STA Women in Finance Awards Committee

Julie Andress, KeyBanc Capital Markets, STA WIF Co-Chair
Kate McAllister, Global Liquidity Partners, STA WIF Co-Chair
Stephanie Minister, LiquidityBook
Kate Bauernschmidt, StoneX
Krissy Bernstein, Stifel Nicolaus
Peggy Bowie, Canada STA
Laura Delaney, Virtu
Linda Heuman, Fifth Third Bank
Erin Kelly, Forefront Communications
Patricia Koetzner, Siebert Williams Shank & Co.
Stephanie Libien, Jefferies
Mahlet Makonnen, Williams & Jensen
Bruce Morris, TABB Group
Inessa Ruffman, JonesTrading
Cass Sanford, OTC Markets Group
Patty Schuler, BOX Options Exchange
Michael Scotti, TabbForum
Paula Sexsmith, Viewpoint Investment
Thank You to Our
2021 STA Women in Finance
Premier Sponsor
2020 STA Foundation Awards Recipients
About the STA Foundation

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