Adena Friedman was always drawn to the world of finance. Growing up, she spent time around T. Rowe Price, where her father worked. So it was no surprise when she pursued a career in finance, eventually rising to become the CEO of Nasdaq, one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. Known for her innovative technological approach, Adena pushed Nasdaq to embrace new platforms and expand into new markets. Under her leadership, the company’s revenue grew from $3.4 billion to over $5 billion in just five years. She’s a champion of diversity and inclusion and, in 2020, asked companies the SEC to require companies to publish board diversity data.