In 1984, Rosemary McFadden was the first woman president of any stock or futures exchange in the United States when she became president of the New York Mercantile Exchange, a.k.a. the NYMEX. Why is this relevant to WEGG? Because Rosemary went on to manage a staff of over 400 people, opened Exchange offices in Asia and Europe and was the NYMEX’s chief global spokesperson.
TheStreet interviews Rosemary and asks her a couple of key questions, among them are two that stand out:
- When you left the exchange your focus was on the development of international capital markets, why did you choose that over our domestic markets?
- Globally, you became a leader in the world of energy — you had to meet with tons of foreign government officials, industry executives, etc — what was that like back then? Any interesting stories you remember?
Her answer to No. 2:
One incident really stands out. The first time I was to meet one of the titans of the industry in Houston. I was ushered into his office. He sat behind his desk and said, “What can I do for you little lady?” Thought to myself — well you just wait till you see how your [little] business is going to change.
That’s how we feel about WEGG when women get involved with us and are ready to take their business global. They can’t believe how they can spread their global wings and quickly become a borderless business.
Read the entire interview here.
Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 5/9/18 on “Building Your Global Brand Through Podcasting” and presented by Kathrin Bussmann, Ph.D., founder and principal, Verbaccino. Register here. Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.