Newsletter No.23
Happy New Year!

The 115th Congress convened earlier this week, we'd like to highlight the first elected woman to the House, Jeannette Rankin.

100 years ago Jeanette Rankin was sworn in as the first elected woman to serve in the House of Representatives. The daughter of a Montana farmer Jeannette Rankin served two terms non-consecutive terms. This trailblazer led the way for generations of women to participate in national politics. Some of her more memorable quotes are: 

"Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn't make sense not to use both,"

"We're (women) half the people; we should be half the Congress," 

"If I had my life to live over, I would do it all again, but this time I would be nastier." 

News Highlights 
10 Ways Workplace Diversity Helps Your Business Grow
Diana Rodriguez-Zaba, Huffington Post, 12/22/16
From financial corporations and law firms to commercial office cleaning companies and HVAC contractors, businesses thrive here in Chicago.  I believe one reason that we do so well is because our city embraces diversity. Inclusiveness has always been an important part of my restoration contracting business.  full article>

STA WIF Partners with Family of Former Industry Publisher to Establish Ken Heath Award
STA Press Release, 12/21/16
NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Security Traders Association Women in Finance Committee, "STA WIF" announced that it has partnered with the family of longtime Traders Magazine publisher to promote the Ken Heath Award, which in Ken's memory is intended to honor those men who make a notable contribution to the advancement of women in finance. full article>

"I Don't Want to Work for a Female Boss"
Dr. Anju Jain, LinkedIn Pulse 12/16/16
It is interesting that many women have publicly admitted their reticence in working for a female boss. Given a choice, they would work for a man. Why is that so? Did they not have a pleasant experience working with women? Were they ineffective leaders, emotional or micro managing kinds? None of the above actually. In fact many of them have not even worked for one in their entire professional lives. full article>

Why Goldman Sachs is encouraging employees to talk about race at work – and why as a black woman I think this is so important
Edith Cooper, LinkedIn Pulse 9/22/16
As the head of Human Capital Management for Goldman Sachs, I believe our ability to create a corporate culture where people can come together to share ideas, solve problems and, in that process, learn from one another defines the strength of our organization. Ultimately, our experience at work is a collection of interactions with the people around us. full article>

What it's like to be something other than white and male in the hedge fund business
Rachael Levy, Business Insider, 12/26/16
The money-management industry has a diversity problem. Morningstar's global study out earlier this year showed that only one in five mutual-fund managers is a woman – a rate that hasn't budged since 2008. full article>

Upcoming Women in Finance Events
brought to you by KCG
Please join us at the STAC Mid Winter Meeting for a panel on
"The Changing Face of Finance" then visit us at the STA WIF/STAC Collective Lounge in the Ballroom Foyer at the Hilton Chicago!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10:30am - 11:30am Panel
11:30am - 1pm Lounge

STAC Mid-Winter Meeting 
January 11-13, 2017

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