Stacey Cunningham makes history as New York stock exchange’s first ever female leader

Stacey Cunningham

For the first time in its 226-year history, the New York stock exchange (NYSE) has appointed its first female president.Stacey Cunningham, 43, formerly the chief operating officer, joined NYSE as a floor clerk 24 years ago when there were 1,300 male employees compared to only three dozen women.

Announcing the news on Twitter, NYSE wrote: “Today we open a new chapter and welcome Stacey Cunningham as the 67th President of NYSE Group.”

Stacey tweeted: “Since the moment I stepped onto the trading floor, the @NYSE has always held a special place in my heart. I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead this organization.”

She officially stepped into her new role on May 25th.

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