NYSE president Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham lives and breathes the New York Stock Exchange, which she’s led since 2018. She spent her early career as a trader in “the pit” on the floor of the NYSE, and after a few years away, returned to rise up its ranks and become the first female president of the 227-year-old organization. Now she’s on a mission to change how the exchange operates and how companies think about public markets in general.