Ross was honored for her leadership at tastytrade and, and her contributions to the Chicago tech community

Chicago – September 19, 2014 – Kristi Ross, co-CEO and President of dough, Inc., a newly formed company that includes tastytrade, the fastest growing online financial network and dough, a financial technology content aggregator, received the Prominent Woman in Tech at the ITA’s 15th Annual CityLIGHTS Awards on September 18.

The CityLIGHTS Awards are hosted by the Illinois Technology Association to recognize the achievements of Chicago’s tech luminaries. Ross was selected for the award by a panel of prominent judges from the Chicago tech community, and community voters.

“I’m honored to be recognized as a ‘Prominent Woman in Tech’ by such a forward-looking technology organization like ITA,” said Ross. “They’ve built an impressive ecosystem of cutting-edge companies, and do an amazing job elevating local tech start-ups and supporting entrepreneurs to build their businesses right here in Chicago.”

Ross leads day-to-day operations at tastytrade and, which merged to form dough, Inc. earlier this year. In addition to the CityLIGHTS Award, Ross won a Moxie Award for Women in Tech on June 19 of this year. Ross has also been honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and is a member of theTechweek Tech 100 list.

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