May 2023

Happy Mother's Day From STA!

By Inessa Ruffman

JonesTrading & STA WIF Chair

Security Traders Association and the STA Women in Finance Committee would like to wish all members of our organization a Happy Mother's Day! As our professional climate continues to evolve, we believe that ensuring this evolution is in support of working women and parents should be a top priority. We are inspired by the women in our industry who continue to prove that they can have it all – from a successful and fulfilling career to a thriving family life.

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." - Agatha Christie

Check out the latest edition of STA WIF's "Changing the Face of Financial Services" interview Series, featuring Martina Rejsjö, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Eventus.

Martina Rejsjö

Director of Regulatory Affairs 


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Articles of Interest


You're Likely Looking In The Wrong Place For Women Leaders


It's common knowledge that men outnumber women in business leadership. Companies are trying to bridge that gap, but many are unsure about the best approach. As a performance coach, I've heard many CEOs I work with say, "I want to hire more women leaders, but I don’t know where to find them." Every time, I think "What an insult to the women working in your organization!"


What Business Leaders Can Learn From Educators To Get More Women In Leadership


It is lonely at the top for women in business leadership. In 2023, just 12 percent of C-suite and executive board positions were held by women–about 1 out of every 8 top leadership posts. This, according to a recent survey of 2,500 organizations in 12 countries across 10 industries by IBM’s Institute for Business Value and Chief—a private network of 20,000 women executives.


Panel on Women and Wealth


Nicole Denholder, Founder, Next Chapter Raise & Co-founder, Sophia and Lena Wong, Founder, HK Momtrepreneurs and Founder, Womentors discuss the growth of wealth creation among women in Asia with Bloomberg’s team leader of deals, Fion Li at the Bloomberg Wealth Asia Summit.


10 Most Influential Women in Wealth Management of 2023


Each year, Barron’s compiles a list of the 100 Most Influential Women in finance. This year, Barron’s Advisor is featuring 10 women on that list who are leaders in the wealth management industry. This isn’t a quantitative ranking. Rather, it’s a qualitative look at 10 women who had significant impacts on the world of wealth management in the past year:


A Recessions Could Hit Single Women Especially Hard, Says Financial Advisor. Here's How They Can Prepare


Fears of a possible recession and high inflation may be weighing most heavily on single women, according to a financial advisor who works with the demographic. “In times of inflation, the cost of everything goes up, including rent, utility bills, groceries and health care,” said certified financial planner Cathy Curtis, founder and CEO of Curtis Financial Planning in Oakland, California. For women living alone, Curtis said, “they take on the brunt of increased expenses.”


Goldman Sachs to Pay $215 Million to Settle Female Employees’ Discrimination Case

Wall Street Journal

Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $215 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with a large group of former and current female employees, ending a long-running case that alleged the Wall Street bank systematically discriminated against women. For the next three years, the U.S. bank will have an independent expert analyze how it evaluates its employees’ performance, and how it elevates staffers from junior to senior positions, according to a statement late Monday that detailed some of the settlement terms. An independent expert would also do pay-equity studies to address any gender pay gaps. 


Save the Date!

8th Annual STA Women in Finance Symposium

October 11, 2023

JW Marriott Washington DC

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