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Today, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) hosted a gathering of women “Changing the Conversation” through an insightful panel and roundtable discussions on the interconnectivity of philanthropy, education, capital development, technology and communication.

The "Changing the Conversation" panel moderated by Rebecca Jarvis, CBS, and including: Reshma Saujan ...

The "Changing the Conversation" panel moderated by Rebecca Jarvis, CBS, and including: Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code; Kathleen M. Kelley, Founder and CIO of Queen Anne's Gate Capital Management; Mary Whipple, US Olympic Gold Medalist; Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, CEO of YWCA of the City of New York, and Keisha Sutton Hames, VP of Inner City Broadcasting, ring The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange commemorating International Women's Day on March 8, 2013. (Photo Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext)

The “Changing the Conversation” discussion was moderated by Rebecca Jarvis, CBS and included the following panelists who rang The Opening Bell SM at the NYSE:

Seventy-five women comprising unique and diverse backgrounds attended the NYSE thought leadership event, highlighting achievements and contributions women have made in entrepreneurial, social, economic, financial and philanthropic arenas.

“International Women’s Day underscores the collective efforts of the NYSE community to activate the tremendous power and resources women contribute to the global initiative highlighted on this extraordinary day,” said Laura Morrison, Head of U.S. Global Index and Exchange Traded Product Group, NYSE Euronext. “Our Changing the Conversation forum provides an wonderful opportunity to showcase the individual contributions of uniquely-talented women, who inspire us to move towards a greater, focused, collaborative vision.”

“An integral component of the NYSE community is our high tech high touch approach. This ideology can also unlock the tremendous power and resources of women,” said Thea Pagel, Managing Director of Events, Global Marketing and Branding at NYSE Euronext. “Our Changing the Conversation forum allows uniquely talented women who are at the front edge of capital generation, STEM, education and social movement to share their stories and knowledge to inspire and move us towards creating both better business and a stronger society.”

Additionally, NYSE Euronext markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris recognized International Women’s Day by opening or closing the trading day on March 8 with female leaders and executives representing various philanthropic and entrepreneurial organizations.

For more information about NYSE Euronext International Women’s Day 2013, please go to:



  • Photos of International Women’s Day NYSE Opening Bell
  • Video footage of the NYSE Opening Bell

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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 the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses 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. For more information, please visit:

About Girls Who Code

Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With backing from Twitter, Google, and GE, Girls Who Code programs work to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering and become more empowered, engaged, and impactful citizens.

About Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management

Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management is the investment adviser to QAG Macro Global Macro Fund LTD, a discretionary global macro hedge fund with a commodity focus. The QAG Global Macro Fund seeks an absolute rate of return through a discretionary global macro strategy, implemented with a disciplined risk management framework. The fund employs a strategy focused on commodities, fixed income and foreign exchange. Four to five macro themes are typically expressed primarily through commodity futures and options, with smaller allocations to fixed income and foreign exchange. Employing a combination of directional and relative value investments, the portfolio manager, Kathleen Kelley has generated alpha from both short and long sides of the portfolio. QAG is committed to an intensive fundamental research process to identify opportunities with a three month to one year horizon. QAG launched on September 1, 2012.

About USRowing

USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing’s official suppliers include Boathouse Sports, Vespoli, WinTech, Filippi, Croker Oars, Rudy Project, Concept2, Nielsen Kellerman and Ludus Tours. USRowing also receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners ANXeBusiness Corp, Voxer, EMCVenues, Whole Foods and One Equity Partners. For more information, visit The USRowing National Team program relies on strong partnerships to enable continued success. New opportunities exist to support the teams through the next quadrennial, culminating with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. America Rows, which supports diversity in rowing, and the USRowing adaptive programs also benefit from corporate support.

About the YWCA of the City of New York

Established in 1858, the YWCA of the City of New York is one of the nation’s oldest non-profit organizations dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism. We focus on underserved families through job training, educational child care and after school programs; partnerships with business, government and other not-for-profits; and advocacy on behalf of the clients we serve.

About Inner City Broadcasting Corporation (ICBC)

Inner City Broadcasting Corporation is a New York-based media and telecommunications company founded in 1971 by Percy E. Sutton and a group of fellow Harlem-based investors and other prominent African-Americans. Initially focused on radio broadcasting, Inner City also owned and restored the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, produced the hit television show "It's Showtime at the Apollo," invested in cellular communications systems and owned and operated cable systems in New York and Philadelphia. Inner City continues to seek new opportunities in telecommunications and media.

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