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NYSE Events

Freedom: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride at NYSE

In collaboration with our partner: Grindr (NYSE: GRND)

With special thanks to The Pride Fund, JoyCoast, LGBTQ+ Directors Association


We are excited to celebrate Pride Month this year with a special Pride-themed panel series with leaders from across the LGBTQ+ community!

This inaugural event will be an opportunity for the NYSE community to come together to learn and celebrate diversity and inclusion.

All are encouraged to attend, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Allies play a crucial role in supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

The event will conclude with a cocktail reception on our iconic Trading Floor.

Inclusion happens here – see you there!

Tuesday, June 25

2:30 - 6:30 p.m. ET


6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ET


11 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

Registration is now closed.


2:30 p.m. – Registration

3:15 p.m. – Opening remarks
Erick Diaz, Co-Head of EMEA Capital Markets, NYSE

Matan Eden, Head of Capital Markets, Midwest, NYSE

3:25 p.m. – Leadership: LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship and why visibility matters in the startup community
Lule Demmissie, US CEO, eToro
Brian Gumbel, President & COO, Dataminr
Phil Schraeder, CEO, GumGum
Trinity Chavez, Lead Anchor, NYSE (Moderator)
4 p.m. – Fireside Chat with George Arison; Lessons learned as a public company CEO

As Grindr celebrates its 15th anniversary, George Arison will speak about what he has learned since taking over as CEO – and what the company is doing to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in corporate America

George Arison, CEO, Grindr (NYSE: GRND)

Brandon Gomez, CNBC (Moderator)

4:30 p.m. – Break

5 p.m. – Board Diversity: Representing the underrepresented on executive boards
Fabrice Houdart, Founder and Executive Director of the Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors (Moderator)
Myrna Soto, CEO & Founder, Apogee Executive Advisors
James Cole Jr., Chairman and CEO, Jasco Group

5:40 p.m. – Impact Investment: Encouraging investment decisions that are mindful of diversity and inclusion
Paul Grossinger, Founder, Gaingels
Ben Stokes, Founding Partner, Chasing Rainbows
Densil Porteous, CEO, Pride Fund
Julie Ruvolo, Head of Venture Capital Coverage, NYSE (Moderator)

6:10 p.m. – Closing remarks

6:30 p.m. – Reception on the iconic NYSE Trading Floor!