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Financial Women's Association celebrates 60 years

Katrin Dambrot, president of the Financial Women's Association of New York rang the closing bell at NASDAQ MarketSite Thursday in honor of the FWA's 60th year.

The FWA was formed in 1956 by eight pioneering Wall Street women who were denied admission to a men's club.

An image of Katrin Dambrot, president of the Financial Women's Association of New York, appears on the Nasdaq market site, Feb. 4, 2016.
Patti Domm | CNBC
An image of Katrin Dambrot, president of the Financial Women's Association of New York, appears on the Nasdaq market site, Feb. 4, 2016.

Sixty years later, the FWA is more than 1,000 members strong and has touched the lives of more than 5,000 students and young professionals with its mentoring and scholarship programs.

Patti Domm | CNBC

(In full disclosure, I am proud to say I am a member of the FWA board.)