This year, the third year of the WFE initiative, we had more than 50 great nominations, shattering a glass ceiling of its own kind as our industry put forward leaders from market infrastructures both big and small, emerging and developed, from Asia-Pac, EMEA and the Americas.
All the nominees are tremendous leaders: inspirational, intelligent, and hardworking with perseverance and grit. They reflect lives of substance.
To those who made the list this year, well done. The choices were the toughest ones yet, and those who didn’t make the final cut – don’t be deterred. Come forward again next year.
Reading each individual story, there is one shining message. And that is hope. In the background, often merely alluded to as women in the workplace rarely complain about how much harder they have it, are the challenges our leaders have overcome and the fortitude and resilience they have found both within themselves and through their support networks. All of them carry a message of hope for those who are rising now and those who will come after them. And all carry a message of gratitude for their mentors, often male as well as female, that should inspire those who have already made it.
I’m delighted to introduce you to the WFE Women Leaders of 2023. We are so proud of you and the people you have become. Keep fighting the good fight.
Chief Executive Officer