Leading the Way
Celebrating Pioneering Women of Tech & Business
World’s first computer programmerAugusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, daughter of the British Romantic poet Lord Byron, is recognized as the world’s first computer programmer. Born in London, she was homeschooled by her mother, who insisted that she learn science and mathematics. The Countess of Lovelace is referred to as the first programmer because she had written notes explaining how the notion of a specific engine could transition calculation to computation. In 1842, she wrote the first-ever algorithm for processing numbers on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer or analytical engine. Babbage was so impressed by her mathematical skills that he referred to her as “The Enchantress of Numbers.” The computer language ADA was named after her. Considering that she is one of the famous women in technology, every second Tuesday in October is known as Ada Lovelace Day to celebrate the achievements of women in STEM careers.
Women's History Month
Empowering women is foundational to creating more inclusive communities. We are proud to be the home of some many pioneering women, who are trailblazing the path for future generations.President and CEO, Nasdaq
Whitney Wolfe Herd
By supporting and championing each other, we can break down barriers for the next generation of women and other marginalized communities.Founder and CEO, Bumble
Our company culture is dynamic, collaborative, and above all, inclusive.Chief Financial Officer, Nasdaq
Kaley Childs Karaffa
Having women on boards means that boards are finally able to perform to their fullest capacities and reach their highest effectiveness by not excluding half of the world’s talent from the room.Director of Board Engagement, Nasdaq READ MORE
In honor of Women’s History Month, we highlight members of Nasdaq's employee resource group WIN (Women In Nasdaq), which brings together over 900 global members to further their mission of engaging, educating, and empowering professionals across our organization. Through stories of women paving the way, we learn about their diverse backgrounds, roles and what it means to be an ally of this community.
I feel so proud of our internal DIB groups, our public statements on topics like racial injustice and our push to try to get more women into the tech industry, as well as our work on supporting more diverse boards.Senior Vice President, European Operations READ MORE
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Advancing Women Leadership in Asset Management
AIF Institute President Melissa Waller on the Importance of Leading with Intention
Columbia Investment Management Company's Kim Lew on how Diversity will Drive Outperformance
CommonSpirit Health Chief Investment Officer Alyssa Rieder on the Benefits of Diverse Teams and Leading by Example
Women’s needs are growing, and they are unique, and it is interesting to see if the wealth management industry will make more meaningful shifts around female advisors.
Celebrating Women in Technology
Faces of Entrepreneurship
Judith Martinez is the Founder and CEO of InHerShoes Inc., the modern woman’s community for courage. An LA native, first-generation Filipina-American, Judith’s work is redefining traditional standards of what it looks like to be a successful woman today.
Erin Michelson is the Founder and CEO of Summery, which delivers AI technologies that quantify individual values and organizational culture. By leveraging behavioral science, they measure, assess, and activate stakeholder engagement and organizational cultural alignment.
Tamar Blue is the Founder and CEO of MentalHappy, a social network helping people around the world to overcome challenging life events and improve their daily lives through peer support.
Samantha Dong is the Founder and CEO of ALLY Shoes, an innovative, fashion brand designed for women by women. ALLY is renowned for designing pain-free heels for power women.
Janeen Brown is the Executive Director and Founder of EmpowHERto, a Toronto and South Florida-based non-profit dedicated to helping 14 to 21 year-old women and girls reach their fullest potential through three pillars: Independence, Leadership, and Confidence.
Romy Samuel and Sophia Chang are the Founders of Common Ace, a one-stop shop for women’s sneakers where technology and intelligent design connect to deliver a superior online customer experience.
Nasdaq's call to build a more inclusive economy has never been stronger, nor more urgent than it is today.