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Boys’ Club Image Overturned by Rise of Women Currency Traders

  • Jury, Flax, Sutton among vanguard as gender balance shifts
  • Women are filling more slots in a market hit by scandal
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Women Break Into FX, Breaking Glass Ceiling

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Peg Reed knew she was called “Miss Bitch” on the desk when she was trading currencies on 1980s Wall Street. While running foreign-exchange desks in New York at the same time, Charlotte DeBenedictis was paid less than the men working for her.

Today, these pioneers say that even as their successors climb to the highest echelons in the male-dominated world of currency trading, toughness is still at a premium.