MWE SHORT: Leslie Sutphen – How I Discovered My WILD Side

“I didn’t like the floor very much… It was the [CBOE], which wasn’t quite as rough and tumble as the futures floor, but I still felt kind of like this isn’t really a place for a nice girl like me.”

In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Leslie Sutphen, co-founder of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD), talks about starting her career when there were very few women working in the futures and options industry. After looking around room after room during her career and seeing the same gender disparity, Sutphen decided to create WILD. WILD’s mission is to help women in the financial industry through mentorship and networking.

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“We were gung-ho we were going to be commodity brokers. When one of the speakers walked into the room he said within one year, half of you are no longer going to be in business. Within two years, there will only be five of you left in business. And within five years, there’s only going to be one of you left in the business. I’m the survivor and pretty happy about it.”

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