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 itâ€™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.
Thatâ€™s why Women in Listed Derivatives was established and thatâ€™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 donâ€™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!