Dynamic Decade for Women in ETFs Group

This week, more than 400 members of the Women in ETFs (WE) organization gathered to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary. The New York City event was just the latest opportunity for community members to exchange ideas and learn together.

“Our mission is to connect, support, and inspire,” explained Jessica Zaloom WE co-chapter President in New York City and WisdomTree Head of Corporate Communications & Public Relations. “How do we do that? By bringing people in the ETF industry across the globe to champion our goals of actively choosing equality, diversity, and inclusion.”

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The organization has in-person events around the United States and in international markets across the globe. For example, to support gender equality, in March members rang the opening or closing bells in many locations. These included Amsterdam, Chicago, Frankfort, London, and Toronto. Meanwhile, a career podcast series is now in season two and has featured in 2024 leaders from American Century, Invesco, S&P Dow Jones Indices, State Street Global Advisors, and others. The Women in ETFs group also has a speakers’ bureau aimed at helping event organizers and media outlets reflect the diverse talent and expertise in today’s ETF industry.

The Group’s Growth Mirrors the ETF Industry

“In 2023, we added two new US chapters,” noted Jennica Ross, WE U.S. Co-President and Head of US ETF Sales & Portfolio Trading at Susquehanna International Group. “One in Southern California, which serves Los Angeles, Orange County, and other surrounding communities, and the Pacific Northwest which extends our coverage to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.”

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As a member, I have attended Women in ETF events over the last five years at industry conferences and in New York. I have enjoyed forming connections and seeing the community build momentum. Membership has doubled since 2019.