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Nasdaq and WFFConnect Join Forces to Connect Women Entrepreneurs and the Investment Community

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NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today their support for WFFConnect as a global gold sponsor and education partner. WFFConnect has launched a new community connecting women founders with the global investment community. In addition to the introduction of their proprietary CONNECTIONS tool, WFFConnect provides education and resources women founders need to grow successful companies.

“Entrepreneurship is at the heart of Nasdaq’s brand and we are committed to supporting all entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey,” said Stacie Swanstrom, ‎Executive Vice President, Corporate Solutions at Nasdaq. “We look forward to our partnership with WFFConnect as they provide women founders with training, networking opportunities and connections to the global investment community.”

Following a successful launch event earlier in January, featuring Ms. Elisse Walter, former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), current Board Member of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA), WFFConnect is now providing connections and hosting events for thousands of entrepreneurs and investment professionals worldwide.

“Women entrepreneurs are growing exponentially, yet statistically do not receive the funding they need to take their ventures to the next level; WFFConnect aims to change that.” WFFConnect Founder and CEO, Carine Schneider said. “With our proprietary tools, educational resources and events, we are focused to arm our founders with an arsenal of information and connections to help those who deserve successful funding.”

Other sponsors of WFFConnect include KPMG, Duane Morris LLP, Brown Brothers Harriman, Accretive Solutions, Albright Stonebridge Group, Fidelity Charitable, Orrick LLP, Foley Hoag LLP and Silicon Valley Finance Group (SVFG).

About WFFConnect

WFFConnect is a global, mission-driven company that connects women founders with the worldwide investment community and provides education, events and resources around the world to assist the women entrepreneur and CEO. Companies worldwide who can benefit range from new start-ups to large, multinational private companies looking for scale capital.

About Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables clients to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 85 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,800 listed companies with a market value of $10.1 trillion and approximately 18,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: business.nasdaq.com

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