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NYSE Euronext and The Women’s Bond Club Host Diversity Round Table Focused on Women in Executive Financial Roles
  • Sharing best practices across financial services firms
  • Communicate concrete, innovative examples on how women contribute to business success

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2009 - NYSE Euronext, a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies, and The Women’s Bond Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional development of women in financial services, will bring together leaders in financial services and diversity for a comprehensive overview of how organizations can embrace diversity and build a competitive edge. This invitation-only event will be held later today at the New York Stock Exchange, to share knowledge and best practices among financial services firms with similar profiles.

  “We know that what’s good for women is good for business.  Catalyst research confirms that, on average, there is a clear and positive link between women in senior leadership and enhanced financial performance,” said Ilene H.Lang, president and CEO Catalyst.  “Yet our research also shows that gender stereotyping often misrepresents talents that women leaders bring to an organization, undermining potential contributions as well as advancement opportunities, the first step in moving past these stereotypes to recognize that they exist and look toward solutions.”

“We are pleased to be hosting this event in conjunction with the Women’s Bond Club,” said Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext. “Forums like this help move the financial industry forward and provide valuable input and focus on the importance of building inclusive workplaces and expanding opportunities for women in our industry and in others. This is a priority for NYSE Euronext, and we are looking forward to participating in this important discussion.”  

Approximately one-hundred participants from the financial services industry are expected to attend. Thought leaders in the roundtable will include the keynote speaker, Ilene H. Lang, President and CEO of Catalyst; Duncan Niederauer, CEO NYSE Euronext; Paula Dominick, Managing Director, Global Banking & Markets, Compliance & Operational Risk, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Aynesh Johnson, Global Head of Global Leadership & Diversity, Goldman Sachs & Co.;   Anahaita Kotval, Managing Director & General Counsel, RBS Global Banking and Markets Americas; Larry Leibowitz, Group Executive Vice President, Global Technology and US Cash Markets, NYSE Euronext Inc.; and Kerrie Peraino, Chief Diversity Officer, American Express. 

The WBC holds the Diversity Round Table each year to offer their corporate members a venue to exchange ideas and emphasizes importance of diversity. 

About The Women’s Bond Club

Established in 1921, the Women's Bond Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional development and networking of women in financial services. The Women's Bond Club provides education, mentoring, leadership and networking opportunities for experienced women in finance and finance-related industries. We accomplish this by sponsoring events and community service activities, and by developing relationships with corporate sponsors and other not-for-profit institutions that support women. Key to our mission is our scholarship program for young women enrolled in undergraduate university programs focused on business. Our membership reflects buy-side and sell-side across financial services, and a cross-section of executive management, consulting, and technology functions. 

About NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies.  The company's exchanges in Europe and in the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income, and exchange-traded products.  With more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext, NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex as well as NYSE Arca -- represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group.  NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies.  NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500.  For more information, please visit:

Contact: Christiaan Brakman
Phone: 212-656-2094