[Vision2020] Who is Amy Siskind, the brain behind "The Weekly List?"

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 17:10:03 PST 2019

Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

Amy Siskind is a national spokesperson, writer and expert on helping women
and girls advance and succeed. A former Wall Street executive, she’s
President and Co-founder of The New Agenda <http://www.thenewagenda.net/>,
a national organization working on issues including economic independence
and advancement, gender representation and bias, and campus sexual
assault.  Amy’s advocacy for equality now occurs alongside her mission as
one of the most thorough and vocal observers of our
failing-but-not-yet-failed democracy.

When she’s not working on the lists, Amy spearheads The New Agenda’s annual
events, and speaks on college campuses and to young professional women
about economic empowerment and strategies for success. She serves on
Cornell University’s highly prestigious *President’s Council of Cornell
Women* and *Cornell University Council*, and was recently honored by the
Westchester County Legislators for her LGBTQ advocacy. Amy was recognized
as one of the POLITICO 50
<https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/politico50/amy-siskind/> for
The Weekly List project.

On Wall Street, Amy was a pioneer in the distressed debt trading market.
She became the first female Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella at the
age of 31, and later ran trading departments at Morgan Stanley and Imperial
Capital, where she was also a partner. She received a BA in Economics from
Cornell University and a MBA in Finance and International Business from the
NYU Stern School of Business.

In March 2018, the first 52 weeks of the lists were turned into a book,
“The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year.”  In June 2018,
Siskind launched The Weekly List podcast to accompany the lists.  Both the
lists and The Weekly List podcast are being archived at the Library of

Amy lives outside New York City with her children and famous dogs, Arleen
and Shep (both named after her former Wall Street colleagues).
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