Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

The Open Door: Roles of Women in Securities Regulation

In Recognition

“Alan [Levenson] looked at my resume and interviewed me and offered me a job in Corp Fin, and it was the only job offer I got where nobody said, ‘We want you because you’re a woman.’”

- November 7, 2013 Interview with Jean Gleason Stromberg

“When I left the SEC in ’86, I was a woman lawyer. When I came to Gibson Dunn in 1998, I was just a lawyer.”

- April 15, 2013 Interview with Amy Goodman

“There’s nothing about being a woman that will preclude you from being the head of the SEC, that in and of itself is not a barrier. That barrier had already been broken down, and obviously I’m very grateful to women like Mary [Schapiro] that did pave the way. And like my boss Ivette [Lopez], who started their careers before I did and probably had a harder time than I did in trying to move through perceptions and artificial barriers that were there just based on whether you are a woman or not.”

- September 23, 2013 Interview with Shelly Bohlin

“I’ve been lucky in the sense that your generations were the trailblazers and as I was coming up my bosses or supervisors who were from your generation had wives or daughters and they could be sensitive to the fact that, we’ve seen our wife and daughter experience this and it’s not fair so we want to treat everybody a little bit more equally.”

- July 24, 2014 Stacy Chittick, Opening the Door: Roles of Women in Securities Regulation

The Open Door: Roles of Women in Securities Regulation was made possible, in part, through the generous support of:

Chairmen Circle

Meredith B. Cross In memory of Linda C. Quinn, and in honor of Abigail Arms, Paula Dubberly, Shelley Parratt, Mary Schapiro and Elisse Walter
Annette L. Nazareth

June 6th Circle

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Amy L. Goodman

Commissioners Circle

Kimberley S. Drexler In memory of Linda C. Quinn
Susan G. Markel
Susan L. Merrill

Directors Circle

Stacy P. Chittick In memory of W. Scott Bayless
Teresa E. Iannaconi
Mary B. Tokar In honor of Elisse Walter


Dorothy Heyl In memory of Lawrence Heyl, Jr.


Diane C. Fischer
Christi A. Harlan In honor of Kate Fulton
Margaret E. Moore
S. Jane Rose

The Gallery was prepared and built by Carla Rosati.

Ms. Koncick thanks the members of the 2014-15 Museum Committee for their guidance in the development of the Gallery: Mark Cahn, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP; Joseph Carcello, University of Tennessee; Daniel Goelzer, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chair; Thomas Gorman, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Parveen Gupta, Lehigh University; David Harms, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Brian Hoffman, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Philip Khinda, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Arthur Laby, Rutgers University; David Martin, Covington & Burling LLP; James McKinney, University of Maryland; James Overdahl, Delta Strategy Group; Eric Roiter, Boston University; Richard Rowe, Proskauer Rose LLP and Erik Sirri, Babson College.


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