NYSE installs first female president

The New York Stock Exchange looking a little more inclusive these days.

According to USA Today, that’s because the NYSE has just named its first female president in its 226-year history. Now taking the helm of the financial market, USA Today says Stacey Cunningham will become the “67th president of the Big Board,” years after she began her career in the industry as a NYSE floor clerk in 1996.

By accepting the position, USA Today says that it now means “two of the world’s most well-known financial exchanges will be led by women,” as Adena Friedman rose to the position of Nasdaq CEO in January 2017 following a stint “serving as the financial market’s president and chief operating officer.”

Cunningham is taking over her presidential duties from outgoing leader Thomas Farley, who vacated the position in pursuit of heading up a pecial purpose acquisition company.

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