(SI Newswire) New York City, NY -- The League of Women Voters of the City of New York, marking the 100th anniversary of the League, will pay tribute to the women who fought for the right for women to vote by honoring two New Yorkers who have broken barriers in their own fields: Stacey Cunningham, President of the New York Stock Exchange, and Billie Jean King, founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. Both women will be honored on Tuesday May 21st at a celebration at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street, from 6pm to 8pm.
Stacey Cunningham is the President of the NYSE Group which includes the New York Stock Exchange and a diverse range of equity and equity options exchanges, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE). She is the 67th President and the first woman to lead the NYSE Group. Ms. Cunningham began her career on the NYSE trading floor where she served as a specialist. Prior to joining NYSE, Ms. Cunningham held several senior positions at NASDAQ.
Billy Jean King was named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life magazine and was a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, the co-founder of World Team Tennis and part of the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Sparks. She founded the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Women’s Tennis Association. Ms. King serves on the board of the Women’s Sports Foundation and is a past member of the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a past member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
The League of women Voters of the City of New York, founded in 1919, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For sponsorship information and ticket prices call 212,725,3541 or go to www.lwvnyc.org