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Markets Media Group is pleased to present its 7th Annual Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance program, to be held in November 2021.

Markets Media is a strong advocate for women in finance as well as diversity and inclusion, and our signature WIF event embodies that support. The November U.S. event follows our successful Women in Finance Asia Awards in May 2021, and the European Women in Finance Awards held in October 2020.

Developed in the spirit of MMG’s nine-year-old Markets Choice Awards, the WIF program recognizes and celebrates the most talented and accomplished women in multiple categories across finance. WIF nominees may come from buy-side and sell- side trading desks, institutional investors, wealth managers, securities exchanges, technology providers, corporate finance, venture capital firms, start-ups — really any area within the financial sector.

WIF nominees are put forth by readers of and, and shortlists and winners are determined by editorial staff of the two platforms, in conjunction with the WIF Advisory Board, whom we owe much gratitude for their strong support and expert guidance. As with the Markets Choice Awards, our methodology for WIF is simple yet thorough, and keeps the focus on the important opinions: those of the market i.e. the colleagues, clients and competitors of nominees rather than ours.

There were more than 30 WIF awards presented in 2020. Winners included Sylvia Yeh of Goldman Sachs Asset Management for Crystal Ladder; Cheryl Nash of Tegra118 for CEO of the Year; Lucille Protas of MacKay Shields for Lifetime Achievement; and Nancy Reyda of BNY Mellon for Positive Impact. Watch for new award categories this year.


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Thesys Technologies, LLC

OpenDoor Trading, LLC

Founder, 7 Chord

SevenStep Capital

Glenmede Investment Management LP

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Morgan Stanley

Megalodon Capital

Millennium Investor Relations

Family Office RPP

Cantor Fitzgerald



Margo Smith Mumma, Co-Head Sales, Dealerweb - Tradeweb


Sashi Dias Valtz, Global Head of Client Strategy, Symphony


Radhika Venkatraman, Managing Director and Head of Data and Technology for the Investment Bank, Risk and Compliance and Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., Credit Suisse


Sylvia Yeh, Co-Head of Municipal Fixed Income, Goldman Sachs Asset Management


Lynn Bishop, Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation


Mariam Osman, Director, Head of Global Investment Operations Services (GIOS), BlackRock


Beverly Prewitt, Director - Senior Counsel, Societe Generale


Tracy Caliendo, Managing Director, Bank of America


Marjan Quadir, NAM Head of Markets and Securities Services Compliance, Citi


Allison Scott, Head of External Communications, New York Life Investment Management


Amy Leith, Senior Vice President, Bank of America


Liza Horowitz, Head, Marketing and Communications, Beacon Platform


Mitra Roknabadi, Vice President: Global Head of Marketing, OpenFin


Kelly Brennan, Head of ETF, Citadel Securities


Kim Russell, VP, Market Structure Specialist, State Street Global Advisors


Maurisa Baumann, Global Head of Desktop Sales, ICE Data Services


Kamila Almeida, Director, Citi


Akshata Puri, US Head of ATS Venues, Virtu Financial


Liz Ceisler, Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer, Mizuho Americas


Sophia Wajnert, Managing Director, Head of Credit Suisse Raleigh, Global Investment Banking Culture, Credit Suisse


Melinda Urban, Head of FICC Business Development and Enterprise Recruiting, Citadel


Erin Browne, Managing Director, Asset Allocation Portfolio Manager, PIMCO


Frances Lewis, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, MacKay Shields Municipal Managers


Bernadette Murphy, Managing Director, Media & Telecom, Investment & Corporate Banking, Mizuho Americas


Cheryl Nash, Chief Executive Officer, Tegra118


Lucille Protas, Chief Operating Officer, MacKay Shields


Nancy Reyda, Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations and Technology, BNY Mellon


Liz Brand | Global Cloud Engineering Manager, MarketAxess   Jessie Chen | Vice President – Quantitative Specialist/Algo Team, Societe Generale   India Dulaurent | VP – Head of Fixed Income and Equity Metrics Monitoring, Societe Generale   Lana Gonzales | Director of Finance & Ops, Chicago Trading Company   Adi Herzberg | Co-Head of Product and Business Development for Credit Suisse Asset Management for the U.S. and Latin America, Credit Suisse   Christine Hogan | Credit Trader, BlackRock   Alexandra Hunt | Vice President, OTR Treasury Trading, Dealerweb – Tradeweb   Kayla Mortello | ETF Operations Analyst, Virtu Financial   Rana Napoli | Director of Technology Controls, Chicago Trading Company   Kelly Petit de Mange | Director, Technology, Media & Telecom, Investment & Corporate Banking, Mizuho Americas   Lillian Qian Lin | Senior Vice President, PIMCO   Aisling Wallace | Vice President: Technology Solutions Client Experience, Instinet LLC
Laura Davis Excellence in Marketing & Communications IHS Markit
Theresa Elamparo Excellence in Marketing & Communications
Tier1 Financial Solutions
Carol Kennedy Excellence in Marketing & Communications
Cboe Global Markets
Annabelle Baldwin Excellence in Business Development SpiderRock
Arlene Klein Legal Eagle BlackRock
Amy Shelly Excellence in Risk Management OCC
Lilly Knight Excellence in Hedge Funds K2 Advisors
Wing Chan Excellence in Asset Management
Credit Suisse Asset Management
Alexandra Wilson-Elizondo Excellence in Fixed Income
MacKay Shields
Keisha Audain-Pressley Excellence in Compliance Pimco
Michele Hillery Excellence in Clearing DTCC
Samantha Stogsdill Excellence in Operations Clearpool
Arianne Criqui Excellence in Options
Cboe Global Markets
Erin Stanton Excellence in Data and Analytics Virtu
Casey Costanza Excellence in Trading Platforms Tradeweb
Peggy Sullivan Excellence in Service Providers Vela
Fran Kenck Excellence in Exchanges Tassat Group
Traci Creange Excellence in Trading
Mizuho Americas
Susan Estes Excellence in Treasury Trading
OpenDoor Securities
Sadia Halim Excellence in Banking BNP Paribas
Kelly Sanderson Excellence in Prime Brokerage BlackRock
Kelly Beatty Excellence in Fintech Worldpay, Inc.
Ying Cao Excellence in Fintech Barclays
Kate James Excellence in Fintech ChartIQ
Meena Jeenarian Excellence in Fintech Abacus
Jennifer Theiss Excellence in Fintech IHS Markit
Joyce Frost Legacy Award
Riverside Risk Advisors
Jacqueline Stone Trailblazer Credit Suisse
Kathryn Zhao Innovation in Quantitative Trading
Cantor Fitzgerald
Mariam Rafi Excellence in Regulation Citi
Carlee Milliken Excellence in Hedge Funds Citadel LLC
Melissa Hinmon Excellence in Trading
Glenmede Investment Management
Eden Simmer Excellence in Trading Pimco
Marty Willis CMO of the Year Nuveen
Laure Richmond CFO of the Year Instinet
Nichola Hunter CEO of the Year LiquidityEdge
Kristen Walters Leadership in Risk Management BlackRock
Doris Brophy Individual Achievement
Société Générale
Claudine Gallagher Crystal Ladder BNP Paribas
Amy Hudson Excellence in Leadership Credit Suisse
Andrea Lisher Woman of the Year
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Barbara Byrne Lifetime Achievement
Anya Boutov Rising Star
Beacon Platform
Elizabeth Campbell Rising Star
Citadel Securities
Beatriz Da Cunha Rising Star BlackRock
Caryn Freiberger Rising Star Citi
Jessica Gaffney Rising Star
Mizuho Americas
Lauren Goodwin Rising Star
New York Life Investments
Julie Hansen Rising Star
Chicago Trading Company
Imane Kabbaj Rising Star HSBC
Ali Lombardo Rising Star Marshall Wace
Estelle Merola Rising Star
Société Générale
Lauren Silberman Rising Star Credit Suisse
Wentai Xiao Rising Star
Heather Wootten Rising Star Tradeweb

Matilde Acerra-Skelton | Excellence in Prime Brokerage, Barclays

Amanda Asali | Rising Star, Mizuho Americas

Elizabeth Bodisch | Excellence in Trading Fixed Income, Deutsche Bank

Heather Brownlie | Excellence in Trading ETFs, BlackRock

Lindsey Burik | Excellence in Trading Platforms, Mizuho Americas

Abigail Carras | Rising Star, Deutsche Bank

Jenny Chen | Excellence in Multi-Asset Trading, Societe Generale

Marie Chinnici-Everitt | Excellence in Marketing & Communications, DTCC

Karen Choi | Excellence in Asset Management, Capital Group

Catherine Clay | Excellence in Exchanges, Cboe Global Markets

Silvia Davi | Excellence in Marketing & Communications, Thesys

Stephanie Epstein | Excellence in Marketing & Communications, BlackRock

Pamela Finelli | Excellence in Research, Deutsche Bank

Kate Holleran | Rising Star, Barclays

Lydie Hudson | Individual Achievement, Credit Suisse

Akiko Imai | Rising Star, ITG

Anna Kessler| Rising Star, Tradeweb

Michaela Kraenzle | Excellence in Leadership, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Laine Litman | Rising Star, Virtu Financial

Marina Lutova Meyers | Trailblazer, Citadel

Stacy Mallon | Excellence in Service Providers, Vela

Jessica Mandel | Excellence in Regulation, Credit Suisse

Izzy Masters | Rising Star, AllianceBernstein

Victoria Mellor | Excellence in Marketing & Communications, NEX Group

Raakhee Miller | Excellence in Innovation, Bitsian

Kristin Morgan | Rising Star, INTL FCStone

Tara Muller | Crystal Ladder, Virtu Financial

Allison Nave | Rising Star, Dealerweb - Tradeweb

Christy Oeth | Excellence in Compliance, Virtu Financial

Marie Patton | CAO of the Year, OpenDoor Securities

Jennifer Peve | Excellence in Fintech, DTCC

Emma Quinn | Excellence in Trading Equities, AllianceBernstein

Tracy Rucker-Wilson | Excellence in Risk Management, Vanguard

Sachiyo Sakemi | Legal Eagle, BlackRock

Krysten Sciacca | Rising Star, Instinet

Ann Sebert | CFO of the Year, Capital Institutional Services

Megan Spychalski | Rising Star, Chicago Trading Company

Kejia sun | Rising Star, Citadel

Supurna VedBrat | Excellence in Global Trading, BlackRock

Anna Vella | Excellence in Hedge Funds, Millennium Partners

Lael Wakefield | Excellence in Business Development, Itiviti

Kathryn Zhao | Excellence in Electronic Trading, Cantor Fitzgerald

Excellence in Exchange Technology Julie Armstrong, CME Group

Excellence in Service Providers Chitra Baskar, Viteos

Excellence in Wealth Management Ann Bergin, DTCC

Excellence in Marketing (Marketing Maven) Lorna Boucher, Instinet

Excellence in ETFs Samara Cohen, BlackRock

Top Trader (Fixed Income) Iseult Conlin, BlackRock

Individual Achievement Susan Cosgrove, DTCC

Trailblazer Joanna Davies, NEX Traiana

Top Trader (Equities) Lucy DeStefano, Aptigon Capital (a Citadel company)

Excellence in European Banking & Capital Markets Marisa Drew, Credit Suisse

Excellence in Marketing (Content Marketing) Shelley Eleby, Clearpool Group

Disruptor of the Year Susan Estes, OpenDoor Trading

Excellence in Trading Platforms Kristina Fan, 7 Chord

Excellence in Regulation Joanna Fields, Aplomb Strategies

CIO of the Year Cindy Finkelman, FactSet

Excellence in Fintech Anna Garcia, Runway Venture Partners

Excellence in Consulting Betty Gee, Barclays

Excellence in Marketing (Video and Design Marketing) Cheryl Gilberg, Mizuho Americas

Rising Star Maryse Gordon, UnaVista (an LSEG company)

Rising Star Carolyn Harbaugh, Credit Suisse

Excellence in Banking Elinor Hoover, Citigroup

Excellence in Hedge Funds Kimberly Jensen, Citadel

Rising Star Emiko Kamoda, Goldman Sachs

Excellence in Research Kathleen Kelley, Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management

Rising Star Olivia Kelly, OpenDoor Trading

Excellence in Product Management Elisabeth Kirby, Tradeweb

Rising Star Christina Landry, trueEX

Crystal Ladder Andrea Leung, Deutsche Bank

Excellence in Marketing (Retail Marketing) Anita Liskey, CME Group

Rising Star Kristin Lyons, Cowen & Co.

Legal Eagle Vivian Maese, Latham & Watkins

Excellence in Exchange Data Lynn Martin, ICE Data Services

Excellence in Asset Management Marie-Helene McAndrew, Perella Weinberg Partners

Excellence in Institutional Sales Khristina McLaughlin, Macquarie Group

Rising Star Amanda Meatto, Tradeweb

Excellence in Private Equity Kristin Mott, Seamax Capital Management

Lifetime Achievement Eileen K. Murray, Bridgewater Associates

CEO of the Year Jennifer Nayar, Vela

Excellence in Leadership Karen O’Connor, trueEX

Excellence in Algorithmic Trading Sharon Pinter, Deutsche Bank

Rising Star Lauren Rauch, Chicago Trading Company

Excellence in Marketing (Marketing Entrepreneur of the Year) Marisa Ricciardi, The Ricciardi Group

Rising Star Natasha Shamis, Liquidnet

Rising Star Meghan Suriani, INTL FCStone Financial

Excellence in Blockchain Andrea Tinianow, State of Delaware

Excellence in Marketing (Brand Marketing) Brenda Tsai, FactSet

Rising Star Gabriela Wilewska, Citadel Securities

Excellence in Fixed Income Trading Thea Williams, T. Rowe Price

Rising Star Vivian Yiu, Cboe Global Markets

Excellence in Marketing Kelli Annequin, Convergex

Excellence in Trading Platforms Erica Barrett, Tradeweb Market

Rising Star Kate Bauernschmidt, INTL FCStone Financial

Achievement in Diversity Tina Byles Williams, FIS Group

Excellence in Hedge Funds Olga Chernova, Sancus Capital Management

Excellence in Clearing Marisol Collazo, DTCC

Rising Star Iseult Conlin, BlackRock

Excellence in Fixed Income Samantha Coyne, KC

Excellence in Data Services Elizabeth Duggan, Intercontinental Exchange | ICE Data Services

Entrepreneur of the Year Susan Estes, OpenDoor Trading 

Excellence in Equities Heidi Fischer, Deutsche Bank

Excellence in Exchanges Adena Friedman, Nasdaq

Rising Star Sabrina Gagliotta, Bloomberg Tradebook

Trailblazer Ali Hackett, London Stock Exchange Group

Excellence in Asset Management Jacqueline Hurley, QS Investors

Achievement in Innovation Sheri Kaiserman, Wedbush Securities

Excellence in Information Services Jenny Knott, ICAP Individual Achievement 2016 Sophia Lee, IEX Excellence in Blockchain Caitlin Long, Symbiont Excellence in Trading Technology Jennifer Nayar, Vela Trading Technologies Lifetime Achievement Annette L. Nazareth, Davis Polk & Wardwell Rising Star Erin Preston, Dash Financial Excellence in Banks Diane Reyes, HSBC Crystal Ladder Tami Schademann, Bats Global Markets Excellence in Buy Side Technology Julia Sears, TIAA Excellence in Leadership Supurna VedBrat, BlackRock Rising Star Julie Waring, KeyBanc Capital Markets Excellence in Rates Trading Nicola White, Citadel Securities

Excellence in ETFs Julie Abbett, Detusche Bank

Entrepreneur of the Year Bhavani Balasubramaniam, COSI Consulting

Excellence in FX Denise Bandl, Detusche Bank

Excellence in Social Responsibility Hermina Batson, MUFG

Excellence in Client Development Marta Cotton, Matarin Capital Management

Excellence in Exchanges Stacey Cunningham, NYSE

Rising Star Nancy Davis, Quadratic Capital Management

Excellence in Financial Planning Jeanne Gibson Sullivan, Financially in Tune

Excellence in Derivatives Stacey Gilbert, Susquehanna Financial Group

2015 Achievement Seema Hingorani, Girls Who Invest

Excellence in Block Trading Elizabeth Hunter, Guggenheim

Excellence in Operations Martha Jaramillo

Excellence in FinTech Blythe Masters, Digital Assets

Excellence in Investment Management Michelle McCloskey, Man FRM

Excellence in Trading Technology Ann Neidenbach, Convergex

Excellence in Hedge Funds Betsy O’Farrell, Gemima Capital Partners

Excellence in Market Structure Sapna Patel, Morgan Stanley

Lifetime Achievement Amanda Pullinger, 100 Women in Hedge Funds

Excellence in Institutional Sales Trading Amy Reichard, Bloomberg Tradebook

Excellence in Trading Johanna Rossi, Alden Global Capital

Excellence in Sustainable Investing Stephanie Sfakianos, BNP Paribas

Excellence in Strategic Investing Rana Yared, Goldman Sachs


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