About Us

Established in 2016 as an initiative within the Security Traders Association of New York, STANY WIF is dedicated to enhancing the role of women in finance. We seek to bring together women across all sectors of the financial community for events that foster alliances, recognize women’s achievements, and explore issues within the industry and the community. Our goal is to increase the ranks and voices of women within the Association and help women advance their careers in financial services. 

STANY WIF Committee

Shelley Eleby, Clearpool Group

Joanna Fields, Aplomb Strategies

Beth Hamburger

Vanessa Jagenburg, C.L. King & Associates 

Bailey Kessing, Trillium 

Patricia Koetzner, Siebert, Cisneros, Shank

Michelle Lindenberger, Aplomb Strategies

Jennifer Nayar, Vela 

Ellen Park

Erin Preston

Amy Reichard, Macquarie Capital 

Johanna Rossi, Alden Global

Jessica Theisen, Two Sigma Investments LP 

Kimberly Unger, STANY

Lisa Utasi, ClearBridge Investments

Events Gallery

March 8, 2019

Feburary 28, 2019

Female Awareness Self Defense Class 

Gabrielle of Female Awareness provided useful tips to avoid and deflect physical assaults. STANY members and guests left feeling better perpared to face everyday challenges of life in the city. 


January 9, 2019 

Swerve Indoor Bike Challenge

Combining teamwork and tech Swerve's competitive indoor bike challenge was a great way for STANY-WIF to kick off 2019 with a focus on health and comradery. 

November 8, 2018

Acting Workshop at The Theater Center 

A group of STANY Members and guests put their acting and improv skills to the test in an intro to acting class run by actors Rob Sedgwick and Cathy Russell. The two-hour crash course designed for beginners. let us step out of our comfort zones,improve presentation skills, and build stronger relationships with friends and colleagues. 




March 8, 2018 


STANY-WIF Partners with The Durst Corporation and One World Trade to Celebrate International Women's Day and Light the Spire of 1WTC 


In celebration of International Women's Day 2018, STANY-WIF collaborated with One World Trade and the Durst Corporation to light the spire of One World Trade Center purple (the official color of the International Women's Day movement. )




December 6, 2017 

May 4, 2017

Cocktails with a Cause for The Foundation for Women Warriors   

As part of STA-WIF's Spring Campaign, the STANY-WIF Committee hosted a fun-filled, fund-raiser to benefit the Foundation for Women Warriors. More than 100 members and guests supported the event at Pennslyvania 6. Though the generousity of the communiity, the STANY-WIF raised $4,200 for the Foundation. 




March 30, 2017


Adena Friedman, CEO, Nasdaq- 2017 STANY Honoree for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Blythe Masters, CEO, Digital Asset Holdings


March- April 4, 2017 


March 8, 2017

STANY-WIF Partners with One World Trade and International Women's Day to Light the Spire of 1WTC  

In celebration of International Women's Day 2017, STANY-WIF collaborated with One World Trade and Durst to light the spire of One World Trade Center purple (the official color of the International Women's Day movement. )

January 25, 2017

An Evening at the NYSE 

STANY WIF and the NYSE partnered for an exciting and informative panel discussion focused on the potential changes for the financial industry in light of the new administration. 

At this time of regulatory uncertainty, this event proved to be an opportunity to hear predictions on what to anticipate from the Hill and the Commission and how it may impact 2017 priorities within the exchange and investment management community. More than 60 women in the financial services community attended the event, hosted in the Muriel Siebert room of the Exchange.


Lynn Martin, President & COO, ICE Data Services


Samara Cohen, U.S. Head of iShares Capital Markets, Blackrock

Stacey Cunningham, COO, NYSE Group

Hope Jarkowski, Co-head Government Affairs, NYSE

Elizabeth King, General Counsel, NYSE

August 11, 2016

Private Screening of Equity

STA WIF hosted a private screening of the movie Equity at the Angelika Film Center. The event featured a post screening special appearance and question and answer session with the film's Executive Producer, Candace Straight. 


April 21, 2016

Shopping Event at Rebecca Taylor to benefit local women's charity
Bottomless Closet 

As part of a national movement, STA Affiliates around the country hosted local shopping events for charity. In New York, a group of members and guests enjoyed an evening at the flagship Rebecca Taylor store on Madison Avenue. The event raised awareness and served as a clothing drive for Bottomless Closet. Bottomless Closet serves economically disadvantaged New York City women who are in need of assistance in securing jobs. 

 April 27, 2016

STA-WIF Opening Bell ceremony at the NYSE

Members of the STA and STANY Women in Finance Committees, led by STANY Member, Johanna Rossi, rang the opening bell of the NYSE.