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WILD Update: Spring 2015
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Newsletter | Spring 2015
Through the first quarter of 2015, women in our industry have gathered together around the globe to share experiences, celebrate our successes and learn from each other. We held several events covering a broad range of issues from career advice for those working in the technical field of trading operations to light-hearted evenings with make-up and stylist tips. But whether it was former CFTC Commissioner Jill Sommers discussing the need for greater diversity on corporate boards or a personal branding expert pushing us to think about what we stand for and ask whether it’s what we are portraying to the world - the goal was the same: to advance the careers of women in derivatives and leverage our relationships to make each other stronger.
 
That’s why Women in Listed Derivatives was established and that’s why we are here planning events, asking you to join (or renew) as members and looking for your feedback about what will help you succeed. And if you find your participation in WILD useful, please pass that on to your colleagues to help us grow our ranks.
 
Please don’t hesitate to send us your ideas. You can find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram or you can drop us an email with your thoughts.
 
And speaking of thoughts, ours are with founding WILD member Kim Taylor and her battle with colon cancer.  No one fights alone!



-WILD Board
WILD in Boca
We joined women from around the world to attend FIA’s Annual International Derivatives conference this March in Boca. WILD was represented on several panels including one chaired by WILD Vice President Leslie Sutphen on automated trading. Among the many global regulators in attendance were CFTC Commissioner Sharon Bowen and European Parliament Member Kay Swinburne. And maybe the biggest newsmaker of the week was former JP Morgan senior exec Blythe Masters who attended to announce a new bitcoin settlement platform. Many Boca attendees – women and men – donned hot pink WILD sunglasses to shield our eyes from the welcome Florida sun. Check out the photos on our Instagram page and add your own: #WILDinBoca
 
London Calling
In London we kicked off the year with a workshop by Heather White, founder and CEO of Smarter Networking. We learned techniques for honing our networking skills to advance our business and career goals and we practiced those newly acquired skills over drinks and canapés courtesy of our event sponsor, Fidessa.
 
London board member Julie Carruthers presented at an event hosted by Morgan Stanley and We are the City titled Women in Operations 'Making It Happen'. She shared her career journey and offered advice for fellow women working in operations.
 
Feliz Cumpleaños WILD LatAm
We celebrated the one-year anniversary of our newest branch, in Latin America, with a keynote speech from Laura Saavedra, a specialist in public image.
 
Dressed for Success in New York 
In New York we held two events focused on how we can ensure that we are portraying ourselves in a way that furthers our goals at work and beyond. At a personal branding seminar held by Launch Warrior founder Lenore Kantor and sponsored by Fidessa we honed our personal elevator pitches and got feedback on what first impression we were making on others.
 
And in our own version of New York Fashion Week we gathered for an event sponsored by ICE with stylist Bridgette Raes who explained how to infuse personal style into our wardrobes and how a few tweaks can help us take our careers to the next level.

 
Baby it was cold outside in Chicago
Nearly 100 of us braved the sub-zero temperatures of Chicago in February to hear former CFTC Commissioner Jill Sommers discuss her career path and share anecdotes from her time on the Commission. Thanks to Morgan Lewis for sponsoring the great event which was well worth coming out of winter hibernation for.
 
And as the weather started to warm, 30 lucky WILD members shed our puffy coats and ventured out again - this time to Neiman  Marcus for some make-up tips from Bobbi Brown and new head-shots. Check us out on Instagram.
What’s Next?
Watch your email for upcoming events – we have several great ones in the planning stages now.

Fore?
Interested in attending a co-ed golf outing this summer in Chicago? Tee off an email to the events committee so they can gauge interest.  

Laugh & Learn?
Would you participate in a leadership workshop held by Chicago's Second City? We would use comedy "improv" lessons to build our communications skills. Find out more here and give us your feedback.   

Chicago Mentorship Program
Keep an eye on your email for an event in June.

Financial Technologies Forum
WILD will be represented at the upcoming FTF DerivOps conference in Chicago later this month with WILD President Diane Saucier and VP Leslie Sutphen moderating panels. 
In Memoriam
WILD Chicago remembers Gail Osten, the longtime derivatives PR and marketing maven, who lost her battle with cancer on March 19, 2015. She is remembered as a “consummate professional” with an upbeat attitude and a mentor to other women in the industry.  Donations can be made in her honor to the Chicagoland Susan G Komen Foundation.

Join us
The 2015 membership drive is underway. Join or renew now.
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