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