The message last week is that to achieve equality, we need to begin at home. From the WSJ this week, it seems that counterintuitively one way to achieve parity is for both partners to take on challenging work and the balance finds itself. It is all about each half of the couple taking on something they find rewarding and fulfilling and respecting each other’s path. It seems that adding a bit ‘more’ busy to an already busy life does not tip the scales much. The full article can be found here.
From the field of technology, it seems that the shortage of women is getting worse. A study by Business Insider notes that the number of women in startups is going in the wrong direction. The full article can be found here. Perhaps the news coming out about Uber and the rampant sexism has something to do with women fleeing the industry. The full article can be found here.
The next article notes the importance for women to have both mentors and a strong network when trying to break into a male-dominated field. The article focuses on science and postulates that bias turns women away from a field even before they get started. Without having mentorship and support, it can be very hard to navigate a path forward and this starts as early as school years where women are encouraged out of traditionally male dominated fields. This is another good reason for TXWSW to partner with the YWPN schools to help any of these students get a toe hold in the business. The full article can be found here.
It has been a long-held notion that women shy away from competition. New research shows that women do like compete – most especially against themselves. The full article can be found here.
For those companies that want to improve their hiring process, here are seven concrete steps that can reduce bias in hiring. The full article can be found here.
We our holding our biggest event of the year on March 9th in Dallas. This will be TXWSW’s 8th annual State of the Markets event and we have nothing short of a fabulous line up planned! To begin, back by popular demand, we have Danielle DiMartino Booth, formerly with the Dallas Fed and Dr. Lev Borodovsky, Editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Daily Shotdiscussing the economy in a debate style format led by Dallas Children’s investment director Ryan Bailey. Next, we have award winning CIOs from across the country sharing their thoughts on asset allocation, opportunities and pitfalls in today’s market led by Nili Gilbert. This event is open to the public and supports the Young Women’s Preparatory Network – please buy your ticket today and help us get the word out! More details may be found here.
If you would like to attend as sponsor, please reach out to our marketing director, Bianca King firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
We have some terrific events lined up for you this year and look forward to seeing you all at an event in 2017! To learn more about our 2017 events, please visit www.txwsw.com