15 'Wall Street Women' Recognized for Achievements
October 11, 2012
Fifteen women and one firm are being honored in the second annual Wall Street Women: A Celebration of Excellence awards, organized by Traders Magazine.
The program recognizes leaders that demonstrate how to skillfully and safely guide the securities trading industry to greater prosperity.
This year’s honorees are being announced online today, profiled in the November print edition of Traders Magazine, and lauded in person at ceremonies to be held November 7, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
“Women have had to overcome huge respect gaps, wage gaps and even perceptions that there somehow is a gap in the intellect that can be applied to securities trading,’’ said Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, editor-in-chief of Traders Magazine. “These women have proven emphatically that those gaps do not exist; or, if they do, must be eradicated. On merit.’’
Individuals were nominated in eight categories. Candidates were recommended by their peers in the trading community who submitted information on a variety of criteria, including responsibilities, financial results and organizational success, on each nominee.
This year’s award-winners were selected from a field of more than 70 nominees by an independent advisory board comprised of seven established, female leaders from the industry.
The honorees by category include:
Excellence in Leadership:
♦ Sheri Kaiserman, Managing Director and Head of Equities, Wedbush Securities
This award is presented to a woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership and exceptional performance throughout her career. This individual, selected by the Advisory Committee, is considered to be the standard bearer for women in the financial community.
♦ Janice McFadden; Managing Director; Goldman Sachs
♦ Donna Sims Wilson, Executive Vice President, Castle Oak Securities, L.P.
These awards recognize women who broke the gender barrier in trading, advancing up the career ladder on the buy and sell sides of the business. These trailblazers forged the opportunity for other women to become traders, managers and successful financial professionals.
♦ Peggy Bowie, Trader for North American and Global Equities, MFC Global Investment Management
♦ Nancy D. McLaughlin, Managing Director | Sales & Business Development, ConvergEx Group
These honors are given to women with more than two decades of senior management experience on Wall Street, and who have achieved the pinnacles of success and acted as role models to younger generations of women and men.
Entrepreneurs of the Year:
♦ Dana Dakin, Founder, Dakin Partners, LLC
♦ Holly A. Stark, Managing Member, Efficient Frontiers LLC
These are skilled, creative women who have pursued, and succeeded in new ventures or businesses in financial markets.
Mentors of the Year:
♦ Renee DeGagne, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets LLC
♦ Amy Ellis-Simon,Global Head of Specialist Sales and Americas Head of Corporate Access, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
These are women who have shown dedication to the cause of furthering the careers of other women in financial services.