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New Hire Announcement

February 08, 2021

100 Women in Finance (“100WF”) today announces recent staff appointments and team expansion. Sheri Zekraus joins as Chief Marketing Officer, Alexandra McGuigan is named Global Development Director (previously APAC Director), and Allison Jegla joins as a US Programs and Partnerships Leader for the 100 Women Impact Collective.

Sheri Zekraus, Chief Marketing Officer

Ms. Zekraus brings over 25 years of financial marketing and branding experience with senior roles in a number of banks as well as, most recently, at a fin-tech firm. Based in New York and reporting directly to Amanda Pullinger, CEO of 100WF, she will have primary responsibility for the strategic alignment of all marketing and communications for the organization, including corporate, executive and member areas. She is FINRA Series 7 registered and holds a BA from Rutgers University with a minor in Womens Studies.

Alexandra McGuigan, Global Development Director 

Ms. McGuigan will be responsible for all business development and corporate engagement and will also report to Ms. Pullinger. Based in Singapore, Alexandra was previously APAC Director for 100 Women in Finance, responsible for the organisation’s activities in the region. She has held senior roles at alternative asset firms and private banks where she was responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing strategy for products and new business opportunities. Through her efforts, she has successfully helped international fund managers navigate and develop a presence in the APAC region, raising over $2.5 billion AUM from institutional investors. Ms. McGuigan holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Charter, an MBA from University of Technology Sydney and a BA from Sydney University.

Allison Jegla, US Programs and Partnerships Leader
for the 100 Women Impact Collective

Ms. Jegla will work on impact related programming activities in the US and reports to Chaitali Patel, Global Director of 100 Women in Finance’s Impact Collective (100WIC). She holds an Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and is co-author of a forthcoming book on education systems in the U.S. with Princeton University Press. Ms. Jegla joins 100WF as a part-time consultant.

100WF’s CEO, Amanda Pullinger, stated, “Our recent appointments reflect the continued commitment 100WF has for supporting our Vision 30/40.  Everything we do as an organization is centered around reaching, inspiring and advocating for more women to pursue and succeed in a career in finance.

With the support of individuals, corporates and the strong programs we have across all our committees both globally and regionally, our goal is to have women occupy 30% of investment team and executive leadership roles by 2040. We are pleased to welcome Alexandra, Allison and Sheri to contribute to these efforts.”