Webull & the New York Liberty: Working Together to Empower Women


For the past few years, Webull Financial and the New York Liberty have joined together in their shared mission to empower women. This has meant everything from highlighting the achievements of the accomplished women within their own organizations, to working together to advance the goals of educational programs and groups focused on helping women be the best versions of themselves.

This past March, in celebration of Women's History Month, Webull Financial hosted a fireside chat and networking event with the New York Liberty. Held at Webull's offices, the conversation included women executives from the New York Liberty joined by Webull CSO, Arianne Adams. The group discussed their career journeys and professional challenges they have faced, citing personal anecdotes to help tell their stories. They also shared advice, further inspiring the eager audience, many of whom had questions following the formal talk.

"As a proud sponsor of the New York Liberty, we are honored to have the opportunity to host events that showcase the achievements of women," said Adams. "Keia and I had many shared experiences that I hope inspired attendees."

The event culminated with the women proudly presenting a $10,000 donation to Bottomless Closet to further its efforts to help women in need enter the workforce. Now in its 25th year, Bottomless Closet is a New York City-based organization that provides one-on-one attention to women in need, providing them with the tools and resources necessary to get back on their feet, and achieve career success.

The March fireside chat was one of multiple Women's History Month events Webull has created with the New York Liberty. Last year, Webull hosted a series of similar events, including a #HerJourney panel featuring female finance and tech leaders who discussed the power of women in historically male-dominated industries. The conversation featured insights from Toni Robinson, President and Director of Programming for Digital Girl, Inc., Devin Graham, Head of DEI Strategy of Cloud Recruiting for Google, and Dana Wilson, CEO and Founder of Chip. Each woman spoke about their experiences, and the rise of women in the finance and tech sectors, leaving attendees inspired and hopeful for the future of STEM.

Financial literacy was the primary topic of discussion in March 2022, when the New York Liberty player Betnijah Laney-Hamilton joined women leaders at Webull to discuss the importance of understanding personal finances. The conversation, which also centered around the experience of being a woman in the workforce, detailed the common workplace experience of "imposter syndrome," particularly in spaces that are typically dominated by men – whether it be finance or basketball. Overall, the discussion concluded with two strong messages: women can do anything men can do, and it is critical to possess the knowledge and ability to take control of your finances to set yourself up for a successful future.

Webull and the New York Liberty's shared mission of empowering women extended beyond Women's History Month. In addition to these yearly discussions, together the organizations have given back to the community through donations to Digital Girl, Inc. and BlackGirlsCode, providing resources to further uplift women in the STEM space.

"At Webull, we are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to not only give back to the community, but also cultivate a space for women to thrive," Adams continued. "Promoting and uplifting valuable female voices is a year-round initiative for Webull. As a company our goal is to consistently highlight and emphasize the importance of women in not only sports and STEM, but in all facets of life."