Feb 1 2012 | 4:01 PM
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Diversity drives growth. (I knew you'd get it!) Image via Wikipedia

Just finished up our first Global Diversity Leadership Exchange here at NYSE.  It was a great, great conversation about ways to move diversity forward globally and have people embrace its role in creating growth and value.  I learned so much from so many people in the room, both on...

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Jan 25 2012 | 3:16 PM

Why are diversity and inclusion essential in today's global business environment?

That's what I'm expecting we'll explore in next week's Global Diversity Exchange.  It's basically a conversation about the business importance of diversity, and it will take place at the NYSE on Wednesday, 1 Feb. 2012.  We'll have an array of business executives and diversity leaders on hand to talk about how diversity impacts the success of their organizations. 

I'll be there in my role as chair of Diversity and Inclusion-U.S. at NYSE Euronext.  Looking forward to tweeting or blogging any new learnings.

Here's a press release outlining the event.  There's still time to register; link at bottom.




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Dec 23 2011 | 5:48 PM

At exactly 2:15 p.m. today, a boisterous, upbeat tune floated over the din of the usual trading floor murmurs and tickers. And though NYSE traders have come together on Christmas Eve and the last trading day of the year for more than 70 years to sing “Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie,” the words still resonate today:

Few are as intimately acquainted with this long-standing tradition as NYSE veteran Art Cashin, Director of Floor Operations for UBS Financial Services and a regular markets commentator on CNBC. So we’ll let him tell the tale:

The Legend and Lore of “Nellie” (As hazily recalled by Arthur Cashin)

Even before the turn of the last century (that would be 1900 to you if you still haven’t adjusted to Y2K), the New York Stock...

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Nov 3 2011 | 1:51 PM

The New York Stock Exchange will hold its third annual Floor Broker Charity Trading Day on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. On that day all net transaction fees on orders executed by floor brokers in NYSE and NYSE Amex securities will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. My colleague Lou Pastina, head of NYSE Operations, talks about the drive on the embedded video. And here's Joe Mecane, executive vice president and co-head of U.S. Listing and Cash Execution, on the same topic: "We are deeply gratified to see customers, brokers, market makers and the entire Exchange community come together to advance St. Jude’s pioneering work in finding cures for children with cancer.” There will also be a raffle to win a Mini-Cooper as well as a “Blue Jeans Friday” in which participants can wear their blue jeans to work that day in exchange for a donation. The Floor...

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