January 2019
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Looking back, and forward
2018 was a busy year for the STA Women in Finance initiative. In March, we held the 2nd Annual Ken Heath Award event in Chicago, where TD Ameritrade Managing Director Lee McAdoo presented an inspiring keynote.

In October, we hosted the 3rd Annual STA Women in Finance Symposium in Washington DC. Morgan Stanley Managing Director Tracy Castle-Newman had a lively discussion with an engaged audience of more than 200 women and men.

STA's Annual Market Structure Conference had a diverse line-up with approximately 30% women speakers and panelists. #PutHerOnThePanel

As look towards a new year we're pleased to announce that the STA WIF initiative will be led by the committee's Co-Chairs Kate McAllister, ITG and Julie Andress, Keybanc . The priorities for 2019, will continue to uphold the Guiding Principles set forth back in 2015 when this initiative was first created, in particular:

  • Work in partnership with those STA affiliates with diversity programs.
  • Address the mentoring, networking, education and coaching needs of women.
  • Engage men; gender diversity strategies that engage men achieve meaningful results.
  • Incorporate STA WIF into STA core actions: newsletter, events, panels and Open Calls.
  • Promote networking and educational events across the industry without prejudice.

A heartfelt thank you to Jodie Mrotek who was instrumental in this important effort. We wish Jodie the best in her new endeavors.

We wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2019, and look forward to another great year for STA Women in Finance!
Women in Finance Events

Save the Date!

3rd Annual Ken Heath Award
Recognizing those men who have made
a notable and genuine contribution
to the advancement of women in finance
Presentation will take place at
An Evening of Recognition & Education
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
India House (formerly Bayard's)
One Hanover Square
New York, New York

See photos from last year's Ken Heath Award event here
Articles of Interest
Three questions to ask yourself about everything you do
by Stacey Abrams, TEDWomen 2018
"I am going to move forward, because going backwards is not an option and standing still is not enough."

7 ways your boss benefits from flex scheduling
by Joelle Zarcone, Career Contessa
... If you’re self-motivated and in a field that lends itself to success beyond the four walls of an office (think: creative roles like writing or editing, project management or certain tech positions), a flexible work schedule might be a great option. Here are some factors to consider when pitching an untraditional work schedule to your boss.

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) to chair Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion
by HFSC press release
“In order for the economy to work for everyone, we must embrace and harness the skills and talents of individuals from every background,” said Congresswoman Beatty. “Diversity and inclusion can no longer be buzzwords, rather they need to become part of the overall fabric of the companies and industries that are the engines and lifeblood of our economy."

5 heroines of the holocaust
by History Lists
As the ruthless policies of the Nazi Germany took hold across occupied Europe, resistance began to spring up in countless ways. From black-market smugglers to princesses, many courageous individuals defied the Nazis and risked their own lives to smuggle or conceal members of the hunted Jewish populace. Here are five brave women who did just that. #HolocaustRemembranceDay
Affiliates in Action
STANY selects Foundation for Women Warriors as its
2019 President's Choice Charity
Throughout 2019 STANY will promote and fund raise for F4WW. Executive Director Jodie Grenier is well known among STA Affiliates and her tireless work is inspirational. Please look for opportunities to support STANY in its efforts.
STAC Women's Collective features Wendie Lloyd
Last week, STAC's Women's Collective hosted a breakfast with motivational speaker, author and live coach, Wendie Lloyd. Wendie engaged the audience with an interactive dialogue on what we fear most and to overcome them by living fearless. It was a great event that included personal stories of courage.
See all STA Women in Finance Newsletters here