A Woman's View from the Street 12/18/18

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Happy Tuesday:

Please mark your calendars! We have our 10th annual State of the Markets coming up on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 in Dallas. This year we are honored to have the legendary Alice Gould and CIO of the Year TJ Carlson joining us. With the recent market turmoil, you will not want to miss this event! Sponsorship packages are available. Please reach out to Bianca King at developmentdirector@txwsw.com  to learn more.

A recent study by the Harvard Business Review points to a single step companies can take to effectively combat sexual harassment: communicate to employees that preventing it is a high priority issue. When the message comes clearly and directly from the top down, it sets a company’s culture in the right direction. The full article can be found here.

There is debate back and forth on the issue of having quotas for women on boards. There are many who say that this will result in boards just hiring any woman and ending up with less qualified candidates in a rush to fill quotas and that the process should be a more natural one. A new study by recruiter Egon Zehnder underscores the importance of these quotas – it seems that in spite of the evidence that having a diverse board improves performance, women get board seats mostly when it’s required by law. The full article can be found here.

Finally, in professions like law, medicine, politics and finance, which have been historically dominated by white people, navigating everyday situations can be challenging for people of color. The next article interviews several professionals who give their best advice for countering bias at work. 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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