NEW YORK 22 March 2016, The Security Traders Association (STA) Women in Finance is pleased to announce a partnership in launching a national clothing drive.
STA Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada will be collecting nearly new or gently used women’s professional clothing and accessories. With the help of retail partners such as Rebecca Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue and corporate sponsors such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, STA Affiliates will host events where donations can be made. Various regional donation drops will also be available to support this cause.
“STA and its Women in Finance (WIF) are excited to kick-off their diversity platform and launch its first national campaign with efforts geared toward charitable giving. We are grateful to have received resounding enthusiasm for this campaign from our Affiliates across the continent,” states Natalie Carpenter of Longbow Research and STA Board Governor. “We also extend gratitude to the retailers and corporate sponsors who are offering support for our efforts.”
John Russell, of Franklin Templeton and STA Chairman adds, “There is nothing more inspiring than seeing our Affiliates unite for a common cause. With this campaign, we use our donations of professional clothing to provide hope and opportunity for disadvantaged women.”
About the STA
The Security Traders Association, STA is a unique trade organization of securities-industry professionals, comprising 24 affiliate organizations in the United States and Canada. The STA provides members with educational content on industry issues, while also representing their interests with legislators, regulators and other industry organizations. The STA fosters goodwill through charitable giving and high standards of integrity in accord with our founding principle, Dictum Meum Pactum – “My Word Is My Bond.”
About the STA WIF
The STA WIF calls for the equality, mentorship and leadership of and for women who work in the financial services industry. By leveraging the established network, resources, and values of the Securities Traders Association at large, STA WIF aims to foster and create a culture of inclus ion for women in the workplace.