A Woman’s View from the Street 12/02/19

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Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This time of year is always busy with a never ending list to get through before the end of the year, so I wanted to wish each of you a happy and peaceful holiday season. TXWSW has all our holiday events this week and we would love to have you join us to kick off the December festivities! I also want to thank our TXWSW volunteers for another year of outstanding programming and check out the event list below for some of the great things we have in store for you for 2020.

A recent Goldman Sachs survey notes that investment management is still firmly a boy’s club. Goldman surveyed 528 large cap mutual funds and found that 77% of them had all male investment teams. By contrast, only 15 of the funds had all female teams. The full article can be found here.

A recent Pitchbook article notes that venture capital also has a serious lack of diversity and asks the question if the industry even cares to address the issue. A recent study notes that “less than a third (29%) of London’s VC workforce are women, compared with 46% for the city’s working population. A staggering 65% of firms in the capital had not even one woman as a senior member of their investment teams, and nearly 40% had no representation at all. The full article can be found here.

Finally, there was a great article in Business Insider that outlines a strategy to combat anxiety before, during and after a job interview. The author’s advice incorporates mindfulness techniques to improve performance and help you whether you need to calm down or amp up to show enthusiasm. The full article can be found 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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