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The SEC hosted a number of events at its regional offices and Washington, D.C. headquarters to celebrate the contributions of women during Women’s History Month. Sponsored by the SEC Women’s Committee and the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), events at the agency focused on past achievements with a goal of not only empowering women but also promoting diversity and inclusivity within the SEC’s workforce.

Women continue to play an important role at the SEC, serving across the agency, in every division and office, and at every level of management. Observances like Women's History Month are an opportunity for the agency to promote diversity and inclusion not only within the SEC, but also with the Main Street investors the agency serves every day.

Commissioner Hester Peirce hosts a networking event

Commissioner Hester Peirce hosts a networking event to foster inclusiveness and workplace diversity.

  Commissioner Hester Peirce hosts a networking event to foster inclusiveness and workplace diversity.

SEC staff participated in a roundtable discussion about investing, with a focus on issues particularly important to women as they plan and save for retirement.

At the SEC’s headquarters, the month started with a networking event with Commissioner Hester Peirce to foster inclusiveness and workplace diversity. The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, in coordination with the Women’s Committee and OMWI, hosted a roundtable discussion about investing, with a focus on issues particularly important to women as they plan and save for retirement.

The Chicago Regional Office hosted Amy Trask, the former CEO of a professional football franchise and current football analyst for a television network. Ms. Trask discussed her career and shared advice relating to professional advancement. She also shared some of her experiences in professional sports.

In New York, the NYRO Women’s Committee hosted Mallika Dutt, a human rights attorney who has worked for decades to combat violence against women. Ms. Dutt is an innovator in the use of multimedia and pop culture campaigns to mobilize individuals and communities. The NYRO also hosted “Lean In NYC” as part of Women’s History Month. The presentation focused on saving and investing for women, and featured panelists from NYRO Enforcement, NYRO Investment Adviser/Investment Company Examinations, and the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ Office of Clearance and Settlement.