Merit Award Dinner

The Women’s Bond Club is an influential community of aspiring women leaders dedicated to the personal and professional development of women in the financial markets. In support of this mission, we look forward to our annual Merit Award Dinner, at which we will honor women leaders from within our industry and more broadly with the following awards.

2018 Merit Award Event

Keynote Speaker: Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Consumer Banking, JP Morgan Chase & Co

Thasunda Brown Duckett is the Chief Executive Officer of Chase Consumer Banking. She is a member of the Consumer and Community Banking Leadership Committee. Chase is one of the largest U.S. providers of banking, lending, treasury, wealth management and investment services. Duckett oversees a banking network with more than $684B in deposits and investments, 5,100 branches, 18,000 ATMs and more than 47,000 employees– including 3,000 financial advisors – serving 23 million households nationwide.More…>

The Dinner Invitation

Event Photos

2018 Award Winners

Merit Award Recipient: Anne Ackerley, Managing Director, Head of U.S. & Canada Defined Contribution, BlackRock

Anne F. Ackerley, Managing Director, is the head of BlackRock’s Defined Contribution business in the U.S. and Canada. In this role, she is responsible for the development and distribution of investment products and services to over 60,000 defined contribution plans, including over 50% of the Fortune 100. Ms. Ackerley is a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee, Americas Executive Committee, Philanthropy Board, and the Retirement Committee for the BlackRock Retirement Plan.  More…>


Betty Cook Award Recipient: Eve Ellis,  Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager of The Party Portfolio and The Diversity & Inclusion Portfolio, The Matterhorn Group at Morgan Stanley

A financial professional committed to using capital to make change, Eve Ellis is senior and founding partner of The Matterhorn Group at Morgan Stanley, a full-service wealth advisory group developing and executing sophisticated financial and philanthropic plans for individuals, businesses and nonprofit institutions.  More…>


Merit Award

The Merit Award, which is given to a woman in the financial community who is widely recognized for her contributions in the industry. We are looking for nominees who have not only been successful in their careers in the financial services industry but have also distinguished themselves by breaking through the glass ceiling and providing leadership within their organizations.

Betty Cook Award

The Betty Cook Award is given to a woman who has dedicated herself to helping other women. Nominees for this award are not required to be a part of the financial services industry. Instead they have made a unique and sustained contribution to the advancement of women.

Rising Star Award

The Women’s Bond Club believes that it is important to cultivate the next generation of women leaders in the financial services industry. The Club is committed to providing
networking and development opportunities to aspiring women leaders on Wall Street through its Rising Star Program.