Count Me In founder Nell Merlino rings the opening bell to raise awareness of the power of women in business.
Standing above the New York Stock Exchange trading room looking out at a sea of mostly men Friday morning, Nell Merlino was reminded of a breakfast she had in 1993 in the same room.
Merlino, who helped found Take Your Daughter to Work Day and is now founder of Count Me in for Women’s Economic Independence, a resource for female entrepreneurs, was invited to a breakfast on the floor with Goldman Sachs partners to promote the holiday.
“At the time, that was the most women who had ever been on the floor,” she says. “It just says that we have to keep doing this, keep showing up and keep showing men and women that we can do this.”
On Friday morning however, Merlino was raising awareness of the impact of female entrepreneurship on job creation and the economy by ringing the opening bell while fellow female business owners whistled and cheered beside her. Continue reading “NY Stock Exchange Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs” »