A Woman's View from the Street 10/10/19

TXWSW, Limitless

Happy Thursday!

Celebrating our Limitless Leaders: today we honor Kathleen Barbee. Kathleen is a Development Director at Junior Achievement and a TXWSW Fort Worth Philanthropy Committee Member. Read more about why she gives back: https://txwsw.com/volunteer-spotlight-kathleen-barbee-limitless-leader/

An article in Pensions & Investments notes that diversity is increasing in the hedge fund industry albeit at a snail’s pace. “Researcher Preqin Ltd., London, noted a slight increase in the number of women employed worldwide hedge funds in all roles to 19.3% in 2019 from 18.6% in 2017 within its data base of money management professionals.” Given the recent performance in the sector, it seems their historical approach to diversity, which was aimed at cognitive diversity rather than actual diversity, has not been working out too well. The full article can be found here.

A recent article published in Institutional Investor notes that the female analysts in the annual Institutional Investor All-America Research Team are judged not only on their stock picking ability, but also on their looks. It seems that the women analysts were penalized for having a pretty face. The full article can be found here.

Harvard Business review notes the main benefit women bring to boards, namely a tempering of the overconfidence of male CEOs thereby improving overall decision-making for the firm. The full article can be found here.

You will note that we have our two amazing fall fundraisers set so far. For Houston we have a treat – a private magic show featuring Champion Magician: Ben Jackson. 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 Compas, 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: Houston Raffle and Silent Auction Donors 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

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

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