A Woman's View of the Street 10/14/19

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Happy Monday!

This week in Houston we have a treat – a cocktail party with a private magic show featuring Champion Magician: Ben Jackson.I hope you will join us for this terrific event. Our Houston committee has arranged for an amazing array of goodies for the raffle all from female-owned businesses. Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting girls’ education in Houston: Haynes and Boone LLP, Christine Breck, The Sterling Group, BBVA Compass, Lissa Gangjee, Jahaira Lazo, Rushana Cypert and Brasada Capital. Sponsorships options are available, please contact Bianca B. King at 214-460-6092 or developmentdirector@txwsw.com.

Join us for a chance to win prizes from amazing local Houston businesses that have generously donated to our silent auction; they include: Big Ass Balloons, HIP Fitness, Gorjana,G R A Z E HTX, StudioForm, Revolution Studios, Volaré Studio, Little Couture Parties, Soleil Organics, CoolSculpting, Deseda Houston Grand Opera, Lo & Sons, MM La Fleur, Kendra Scott, Soul Cycle, Alley Theatre, 2-night stay in a New Braunfels vacation condo, The Children’s Museum of Houston, Main Street Theatre, Dash Suite tickets (14 tickets), Define Body, Love & Make DIY Shop (Rice Village), Nothing Bundt Cakes

Of course, the big headline this week is the crude and sexually explicit comments made by Ken Fisher, founder and Chairman of Fisher Investments at an industry conference. Mr. Fisher apparently likens his investment strategy to picking up women for sex according to conference attendees. Kudos to Alex Chalekian for having the courage to come forward and to Michigan’s CIO Jon Braeutigam for pulling $600 million from the firm. It is only when men stand up against this behavior that there will be real change in the workplace.

Which brings us to the next article. Author Ruth Whippman is working on a book about raising boys and in her research noted that the essential problem with feminism is that the focus is on how women should ‘fix’ themselves versus focusing on how to fix male entitlement and toxic behavior in the workplace and elsewhere. She notes that female norms of “deference, humility, cooperation and listening skills will benefit not only women but also businesses, politics and even men themselves.” The full article can be found here.

Coming up later this month in Austin, we have our wonderful Boots & Blackjack Casino Night at the Line Hotel. Thank you to the following local Austin companies that have generously donated to our November 7th Silent Auction. Attend for your chance to bid on these stellar items benefiting the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. Get your tickets here 

I would ask each of you to consider corporate sponsorship of TXWSW. Benefits include attendance at our flagship events and recognition for your firm. To learn more, you may find our sponsor information here. Additionally, we would be happy to create a custom sponsorship for you. Please contact Bianca King at developmentdirector@txwsw.com

Kind regards


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