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2021 U.S. Women in Finance Awards: The Finalists

Markets Media Group is pleased to present the finalists for the 2021 U.S. Women in Finance Awards.

Award nominations were especially strong and deep this year, which is reflected in our list.  

The seventh-annual program will be held virtually on Thursday, November 18, at 4:30 pm New York time. 

As per usual, last year’s Women in Finance Award winners were a distinguished group, including Nancy Reyda of BNY Mellon for Positive Impact; Mariam Osman of BlackRock for Individual Achievement; Sylvia Yeh of Goldman Sachs Asset Management for Crystal Ladder; Cheryl Nash of Tegra118 for CEO of the Year; and Lucille Protas of MacKay Shields for Lifetime Achievement.

Click here for more information on Markets Media Group awards, which include the Markets Choice Awards, Women in Finance Asia Awards, European Markets Choice Awards, and European Women in Finance Awards.  

PriscilaAcerbiSenior Compliance Officer / Program ManagerVirtu Financial
DeepthaAnandSenior Quantitative Advisor – DirectorSociete Generale
OrliAvidanHead of Global Equities DistributionBofA Securities
LoretaBahtchevanovaMarketing ManagerGlue42
JaimeBeckelSenior Director, SalesFactSet
MeytalBenichouUS Head of Cross-Asset Prime BrokerageSociete Generale
RachelBettonSVP, Portfolio Manager – Municipal BondsPIMCO
Hayley ReneeBoeskyManaging Director, Executive Vice Chairman, Global Corporate & Investment BankingBank of America
MarikoBoswellEVP, Institutional Client ManagementPIMCO
SarahBratton HughesHead of Sustainability, North AmericaSchroders
RosannaBruniSenior Director, TradingPSP Investments
Kate BurkeChief Operating OfficerAllianceBernstein
Naadia BurrowsChief Diversity OfficerBroadridge
AmandaCainManaging Director – Head of Agency Commodities AmericasSociete Generale
LibbyCantrillMD, Head of Public PolicyPIMCO
MaryChanVice President, FinanceSymphony
ErikaCharnleyBusiness Development, Equities and FXVirtu Financial
LauraChepucavageManaging Director, Head of Global Financing & Futures, BofA SecuritiesBank of America
BarbaraClancyEVP, Institutional Client Management – Head of Latin American and CaribbeanPIMCO
KatieClelandManaging Director, Global Head of the Client Facing Middle OfficeSociete Generale
NadiaCobalovicCo-Chief Operating Officer at Northern Trust Hedge Fund ServicesNorthern Trust
TitiColeHead of Global Operations and Fraud Prevention & Chief Client Officer, Global Consumer BankingCiti
MargotConnollyDirectorBank of Montreal Capital Markets
NatashaDadlaniMD Head of Insurance Sales Global Markets AmericasSociete Generale
MargaretDellaferaManaging Director, Securitized Product Finance, Mortgage FinanceCredit Suisse
AmelieDerosneSenior Trader – VPSociete Generale
DinaDiLorenzoCo-PresidentGuggenheim Investments
MichelleDufaultManaging Director, Americas Head Prime Services RIskSociete Generale
ChinweEstimaiManaging Director and Chief Anti-Bribery OfficerCiti
KimberlyEvansNorth America Head of Private Capital Fund Services at Northern TrustNorthern Trust
DinaFaensonManaging Director, Head of Rates and Currencies XVACiti
WendyFarinaHead of Quantitative Survey GroupMKM Partners
SarahFassChief Human Resources OfficerBridgewater Associates
KeishaFlintDirector, Head of Equity Derivatives Flow Sales, AmericasSociete Generale
JillFordHead of Equity Syndicate Desk, AmericasCredit Suisse
KellyFryerExecutive DirectorFinTech Sandbox
StefanieGallagherManaging Director, Equity Capital MarketsCredit Suisse
JaneGavronskyChief Technology OfficerFINOS
LauraGensheimerDirector – Sr Project ManagerSociete Generale
IlisaGruberSenior Sales & Relationship ManagerLuminex Trading
Xinwei “Julia”GuVice President, Prime Services Risk AdvisorSociete Generale
PamHabnerCEO, U.S. Branded Cards and LendingCiti
NancyHarrington JonesManaging Director – Chief Culture & Conduct Officer for the AmericasSociete Generale
BrendaHoffmanSVP & Head of TechnologyNasdaq
LindaHsuManaging Director and Global COO, CreditCredit Suisse
AkikoImaiGlobal Head of New SalesVirtu Financial
Jodi IrwinManaging Director, Head of US IG TradingJP Morgan
RutujaJagtapVice PresidentMizuho Americas
AditiJaveri GokhaleChief Commercial Officer & President of Investment Products and ServicesNorthwestern Mutual
CynthiaJayManaging Director, Head of Loan Capital Markets and Sales, AmericasSociete Generale
JoannaJinGlobal Chief of Staff, Consumer and Wealth ManagementGoldman Sachs
Jo-AnneKellyManaging Director and Global Head of Employment LawCiti
LauraKlimpelGeneral Manager of DTCC’s Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) and Head of SIFMU Business DevelopmentDTCC
AshleyKryshtalskyProduct Sales, Workflow TechnologyVirtu Financial
MarisaKurkChief Strategy Officer at Northern Trust Global Foreign ExchangeNorthern Trust
CrystalLalimeManaging Director and General Counsel, Credit Suisse Investment Bank and U.S. Intermediate Holding Company (IHC)Credit Suisse
AnushreeLaturkarHead of Analytics Sales & Execution ConsultingInstinet
SeyiLawalBusiness Manager, Global Quantitative StrategiesCitadel
CindyLeeDeputy CFOVirtu Financial
CindyLeeSenior Marketing Communications SpecialistWilliam O’Neil + Co.
ChristineLeeHedge Fund Sales, USLiquidnet
TaraLeydenGlobal Head of MarketingVirtu Financial
LaineLitmanHead of FX and FIVirtu Financial
BinghangLiuQuantitative Advisor – VPSociete Generale
ShirleyLiuManaging Director, Head of Derivatives Risk Solutions AmericasMizuho Americas
AngelaLivelyManaging Director, Rates Sales Team Leader, Banks, Insurance and Asset ManagersSociete Generale
Laura LondonVice President, Internal Communications and Media RelationsMizuho Americas
AngelaLucasChief Compliance OfficerSimplex Trading
MichelleLuftSenior Director, OperationsFactSet
SairaMalikCIO, Head of Global EquitiesNuveen
RashmiManiyarGlobal Head of Virtu Execution Services Tech/DevOpsVirtu Financial
EricaMarquez AvitiaChief Operating OfficerOld Mission Capital
JennyMastrangeloSenior TraderEaton Vance 
JuliennaMaterinDirector, Senior Sales Trader and Supervisor, Americas Algorithmic Equities TradingCredit Suisse
LiaMathisenChief Compliance Officer CanadaVirtu Financial
Sarah-JaneMcCollVP of OperationsBeacon Platform 
BrandeeMcHaleHead of Community Investing & Development and President of Citi FoundationCiti
MaryMcNiffChief Compliance OfficerCiti 
VinishaMinochaSenior execution consultant on the Global Execution and Quantitative Services teamLiquidnet
KristiMitchemChief Executive OfficerBMO Asset Management
LauraMorrisonSenior Vice President, Global Head of ListingsCboe Global Markets
KateMooreHead of Thematic Strategy, Global Allocation FundBlackRock
CarolyneMunhozSenior Client Relationship ManagerSociete Generale
DorotheeNagy Ep BucquetDirector Risk Project OfficerSociete Generale
LorraineNapolitanoGlobal Tax DirectorVirtu Financial
ElizabethNievesManaging Director, Global Co-Head Counterparty Portfolio ManagementBofA Securities
MarinaOnischenkoClient Support ManagerInfoReach
BolaOyesanyaManaging DirectorCiti Private Bank
LeaPalumboManaging Director, Dealerweb and Co-Head of Sales and Client ManagementTradeweb
CourtneyPanikHR Leader and Business PartnerSymphony
DarlenePasquillManaging Director, Head of Americas EquitiesMizuho Americas
NinaPerryDirector Head, Data Quality, SG AmericasSociete Generale
JenniferPyrkaSenior Salesperson, Advanced Execution Services (AES) Sales Team, Americas Cash EquitiesCredit Suisse
ReenaRaichuraHead of Product Solutions (FS) & Customer SuccessGlue42
AngieRedellSenior Business Intel AnalystApex Fintech Solutions 
MargaretReidSenior Portfolio ManagerThe Private Bank at Union Bank
AlexisRosenblumChief Corporate Sustainability OfficerBlackRock
Asli RustemliManaging Director, Head of Central FundingBofA Securities
LindsayRyanDirector – ESG Program Manager, Global Markets Americas Societe Generale
DellaSabessarGlobal Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)Credit Suisse
ElaineSamManaging Director, Head of Equity Derivatives and Cross Asset Sales, AmericasCredit Suisse
KrapiShahAssistant Vice President for Data Platform Technology at TradewebTradeweb
CarolynShirianVice President, Americas Lead for Digital and Client EngagementCredit Suisse Asset Management
NomitaSinghManaging Director, U.S. Chief Operating Officer & Head of U.S. Regulatory Affairs Credit Suisse
HarlinSingh UrofskyGlobal Head of Sustainable Investing, Citi Global Wealth InvestmentsCiti
Brenda SklarChief Operating OfficerLegal & General Investment Management
JenniferSkrapitsHead of PeopleBeacon Platform 
JudySmithHead of Americas Bridge Finance & Managing Director, Capital Markets & Advisory’s Transaction Execution GroupCredit Suisse
ValSmithChief Sustainability OfficerCiti
CathyStahlMD, Global Head of MarketingPIMCO
StephanieSzeManaging Director, Investment Banking and Global Head of Sell-Side M&ACredit Suisse
CarlyTrippGlobal Chief Investment Officer and Head of Nuveen Real Estate InvestmentsNuveen
EmilyTurnerHead of Business Development, ICGCiti
LorraineTwomleyManaging Director – Chief HR Officer for the AmericasSociete Generale
MicheleUshkowitzMD Head of Operational RisksSociete Generale
Brenda WarkowSVP, US Global Wealth Management/Business DevelopmentPIMCO
Sara WechterGlobal Head of Human ResourcesCiti
AmyWestManaging Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance & Corporate TransitionsTD Securities
WendyWongManaging Director, Head of Enterprise and Strategic PartnershipsNew York Life Investments
BeckyWoodPresident and CEOFEG Investment Advisors
MandyXuHead of Equity Derivatives StrategyCredit Suisse
AmyYangQuantitative Portfolio AnalystAllianceBernstein
YiYiSenior US Treasuries TraderCitadel Securities
NadiaZakirEVP, Global Head of Compliance and Chief Compliance OfficerPIMCO

Please note: the Women in Finance Awards finalists is a snapshot of where we are in the process. Not being listed does not preclude consideration for an award.