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The Women Shaping Global Derivatives Markets

March 29, 2021

In its latest episode, LaSalle Street, a podcast from the Financial Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, hosts a conversation on identity, gender and careers in finance with four women shaping global derivatives markets.

Joining LaSalle Street for this episode are Laura Astrada, Managing Director at DTCC; Caroline Pham, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets Regulatory Strategy at Citi; Maggie Sklar, Director of International Engagement, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Petal Walker, Special Counsel, WilmerHale.

The guests discuss their own career paths, experiences with sexism and other forms of discrimination in the workplace, and the intersection of gender and the impact of Covid-19 on work.

Moderating the discussion is Nahiomy Alvarez, Senior Financial Markets Analyst at the Chicago Fed. Anna Paulson, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at Chicago Fed, provides an introduction. The episode was recorded during Women’s History Month, which was created to celebrate the many contributions and achievements of women.

Meet the Speakers

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On Mic

Anna Paulson

Anna Paulson

Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Opening Remarks

Nahiomy Alvarez

Nahiomy Alvarez

Senior Financial Markets Analyst
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Moderator

Speakers (And associated CFTC Commissioner)

Petal Walker

Petal Walker

Special Counsel
WilmerHale
(Commissioner Sharon Bowen)

Panelist

Laura Astrada

Laura Astrada

Managing Director
DTCC
(Commissioner Mark Wetjen)

Panelist

Caroline Pham

Caroline Pham

Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets Regulatory Strategy
Citi
(Commissioner Scott O’Malia)

Panelist

Maggie Sklar

Maggie Sklar

Director of International Engagement
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
(Commissioner Wetjen and Chairman Giancarlo)

Panelist


The views expressed on LaSalle Street are the speakers’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or the Federal Reserve System. Any links to external resources or websites are provided for informational purposes only.

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