When Dawn Patrick started her career in finance on the floor of the American Stock Exchange back in 1992, many of her colleagues bet on her failure. Today she has taken the helm of George Soros’ $26 billion portfolio and her story makes for inspirational reading. You can find the full article here.
This past week was the week of career advice from senior women on Wall Street. The first article details an interview with Sandra Horbach who is one of Carlyle’s most senior women. In a nutshell, she invites women to move out of our comfort zones and take chances. The full article can be found here. And a recent Wall Street Journal conference brought 4 senior women together. The upshot of their advice is that women must invest in relationships and be clear about their goals, priorities, and compensation requirements. The full article can be found here.
Last week saw the ouster of Bill O’Reilly after an internal investigation found that he had harassed even more women than had come forward publicly, but the question is does this represent a watershed moment or back to more of the same? Research clearly shows that the majority of women don’t report harassment because they fear retribution and apparently with good reason. The full article can be found here.
From Saudi Arabia, women are fighting back against the culture of guardianship, where women are the property of male relatives, by using social media. Their story is an inspiring one, but they certainly have a long way to go. The full article can be found here.
Finally, from the Nevada Legislature, we have a bird’s eye view into what happens when there are more women leaders in government. With women making up 39.7% of the representation across the state, Nevada ranks near the top, and the increase in the number of women has directly translated into “better consideration of women in the drafting of law and policy.” Imagine taking the needs of 51% of the population into consideration in the lawmaking and governance process! It also tells us that if we don’t have a seat at the table, we are the ones being carved up. The full article can be found here.
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