The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) welcomed officials of the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women (LICBPW) on Jan. 30 to highlight their efforts to advance women’s personal and professional development.
To honor the occasion, LICBPW Director Laura Doukas rang The Opening Bell®. Members were greeted at a private entrance and escorted to an extravagant continental breakfast in NYSE’s exclusive meeting space. Once inside, LICBPW met with NYSE representatives, including Chris Taylor, vice president NYSE Listings and Services, who offered inspiring remarks that motivated the crowd of enterprising women.
“The NYSE has made significant strides toward the advancement of women in business and we were extremely proud to ring The Opening Bell,” said Doukas. “We thank them for the warm welcome and for featuring LICBPW’s dedication to the empowerment of women. It was truly an unforgettable experience.”
LICBPW is dedicated to advancing women’s equal participation, leadership and employment in business, industry and the professions through networking opportunities, member education, community involvement, and personal and professional development.
Taylor led the group through the trading floor, where Doukas signed the official register. LICBPW members were then ushered to the balcony to ring The Opening Bell, where they were greeted with cheers and applause.