I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! The holidays are upon us and we have some great low key ways for you all to celebrate with your fellow TXWSW in December.
To begin, the firm founded by Muriel Seibert, the first woman to hold a seat on the NYSE, was the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit this week. In a twist, it was a man who stood up against the mistreatment of a female colleague that filed the suit. His claim was that the firm was “being run like a “rowdy teenage boys’ locker room” by a salesman who alleges in a lawsuit he was insulted and threatened after complaining about the behavior.” Kudos to Mr. Corcoran for standing up for his principles. The full article can be found here:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-23/firm-founded-by-first-woman-on-nyse-sued-over-frat-culture
Which brings us to the next article from Bloomberg which asks the question, why can’t we stop sexual harassment at work? Read on: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-sexual-harassment-policy/#/ And here is Sallie Krawchek’s take on the subject from Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/sallie-krawcheck-on-gender-bias-in-age-of-trump-2016-11
Huge kudos to Major League Baseball for their commitment to diversity. The MLP had apparently hired Korn Ferry in their efforts to diversify their staff and their efforts failed to produce any substantial candidates, so MLB is moving on to find someone that can help them with their goals. The full article can be found here:http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mlb-wants-more-diversity-so-they-fired-search-firm-korn-ferry-150439894.html
Forbes has also added a column “Self-Made Women” to its home page which reports on successful women across all industries. The reading is truly inspirational. Check it out: http://www.forbes.com/self-made/#199fa602256f
And finally, some career advice – it seems the amount of time we spend on social media can hurt your career. Like anything, it is about balance – we need a social media presence, but constantly checking social media feeds impacts our ability to concentrate and get things done. The full article can be found here:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/jobs/quit-social-media-your-career-may-depend-on-it.html?_r=0
We have some fabulous events lined up for you so please check out the schedule and register soon! We thank you all for your continued support as we continue to grow and look forward to seeing you all soon! Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook page and private LinkedIn Group both of which give you the opportunity to engage with your members online! Please visit www.txwsw.com to learn more and register for events.
Very kind regards