Session: Finding Your Seat at the Table
Finance and tech – two male-dominated industries. Christy Moccia, Chief Compliance Officer at Clear Street, a capital markets fintech, will share key learnings from her own career journey. How she was able to pivot her career to develop a new passion and enter the world of compliance with little previous experience after taking a break to raise children. Now as CCO, she’ll share how she was able to elevate her role and be one of the few women in the industry to get a seat at the leadership table. Hint – mentorship is not the only advocate junior employees should be searching for.
- It’s never too late to find or pivot your career
- Mentors and sponsors are necessary to bring more women to the leadership table
- A sponsor will find opportunities to put women in situations where their voice can be heard and they can succeed
- Male coworkers can be sponsors, especially in the finance and tech industry
- Fintech is a catalyst for change in the industry, most fintech companies are born to bring accessibility to new and diverse customers, it is a growing industry that is looking for new voices and talent
Christy has been a C-level executive at some of the most prominent firms in global market and financial services and currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer at Clear Street, a fintech company building modern infrastructure that simplifies complex trading. Her career journey to leadership has been non-traditional and has allowed her to create her own path to a seat at the table.
Christy came into compliance with no experience, relatively late in her career, after taking five years off to raise children. She started in a new, predominantly male-dominated industry and made a name for herself by bringing a unique approach to problem-solving. Ultimately, working her way up to being the CCO of one of the largest market-making firms in the world.
As the lead compliance officer her role includes advocacy, ensuring the company is meeting regulation standards, providing counsel advice, and communicating with regulators. Her experience is proof that it’s never too late to find a career you’re passionate about.