To begin, the Ann Richards School is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Founded in 2007, the school has produced 326 graduates from 5 graduating classes. All those young ladies were accepted into 4 year colleges and were awarded over $39 million in merit based scholarships. Today, 89% of Ann Richards’ graduates persist in college compared to a national average of 8% for economically disadvantaged children. To learn more about the life changing work they are doing, their anniversary video may be found here.
For all the recent graduates, the next article shares great pointers on how to increase your odds of a call back after a job interview. Bottom line? Be prepared and authentic. The full article can be found here.
For the first time ever in the Wall Street Journal CEO compensation survey, female CEOs out earned their male counterparts. The number of women running Fortune 500 companies remained constant at 5% of the total, but the increase in compensation for these women reflects both their strong absolute performance and the fact that several of these women have successfully lead tough turnaround situations. The full article can be found here.
Another article making headlines this week addresses the topic of how to raise a feminist son. And why does this matter? Many jobs in the future require so called soft skills like cooperation, empathy, and diligence, and these are skills that need to be developed early on. Part of the advice also revolves around teaching boys to care for themselves – American girls aged 10-17 spend 2 more hours on chores each week than boys do which is perpetuating the myth that housework is women’s work. The full article can be found here.
Wonder Woman was making headlines all over the place – for the first time in 12 years, a big-budget female-led super hero movie was the top grossing film in the US. And this one was directed by a woman. I am not a big fan of comics but I loved the film. Seeing women in such powerful roles was both refreshing and empowering, so if you have not seen it, I highly recommend doing so! I also wanted to share with you 2 articles on why this film is having such a powerful impact. The articles may be found hereand here.
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 Please also scroll to the end of this newsletter to check out some interesting jobs from our network.