Laine Litman, Head of FX and FI at Virtu Financial won Excellence in FX Trading at Markets Media Group’s 2021 Women in Finance (U.S.) Awards.
What have been the main drivers of your success?
I think for women, especially those who choose to also be mothers, it is nearly impossible to succeed if you don’t have support at home from a spouse or partner and if you don’t have the support from the firms’ top level management. Doug, our CEO, never viewed me differently because I was pregnant or a mom; he presented opportunities to me and let me decide what I wanted to take on. Once I committed to tackling them, having done sports my whole life, I never wanted to let the coach or team down and so I always put my best foot forward.
How would you describe your work/management ‘style’?
I think I am a mix of intense, but also always trying to get in some laughs. I expect a lot…