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A Letter From Markets Media Group CEO

Dear Women in Finance and WIF Supporters,

As we collectively strive forward to close out what has been an unprecedented year of global disruption and turmoil, our hearts and minds go out to everyone affected by COVID-19, and we offer our sincerest thanks and respect to all those who stepped up to selflessly confront the pandemic head on.

Amid this most challenging of backdrops, Markets Media Group is proud to have made the decision very early on to continue and further expand our global Women in Finance programs and Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. In fact, we felt that it was more important than ever.

Of course, it is with great disappointment that we will not be able to facilitate our usual in-person gatherings and galas during this awards season ‘with a difference’, but nonetheless we vigorously forge ahead to recognize excellence in our financial markets and the global trading community.

Last week, in collaboration with our GlobalTrading Journal, we virtually hosted the second annual Women in Finance Asia Awards event to recognize and celebrate outstanding leaders and rising stars alike across Asia-Pacific. Keynoted by Blackrock’s Chair and Head of Asia-Pacific, Dr Geraldine Buckingham, the event was a smashing success and we would like to extend our gratitude to all the sponsors, presenters and the Advisory Board and we heartily congratulate all the winners.

Upcoming we look forward to the inaugural European Women in Finance virtual awards ceremony which is being spearheaded by our team in Europe with Best Execution and theDESK publications. We are very pleased to have publicly announced what we are calling the ‘short-long list’ of 100 incredible individuals. Please register for the event on Oct. 29.

Finally, we come to our largest event of the year, the sixth annual Women in Finance Awards historically hosted in New York City by Markets Media and Traders Magazine. Over the past six years we have bestowed close to two hundred individual awards to extraordinary women in financial markets and thankfully there is no end in sight. With the help of all of you and our amazing advisory board, we plan to put on a great show but more importantly continue with our mission to recognize and celebrate women in our markets to end 2020 on the highest of possible notes. Naturally, the event will be virtual. Please help us in this endeavor by nominating colleagues, counterparts, competitors, mentors and mentees and friends.

Lastly, I would like to thank my colleagues and their families at the MMG family without whom none of this would be possible. They truly are a highly dedicated and experienced team of professionals.

Stay well everyone.

Mohan Virdee,