A Woman's View from the Street 2/11/19

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Happy Monday!

YWPN is looking for summer internships for its students! These girls are accomplished and motivated and our member companies who have hosted them in the past repeat their participation in the program because these young women have made strong contributions. Details are at the bottom of this post or reach out to Katie Albritton, Director of Partnerships 214-824-1400 x210 (office) or 972-638-0391 (cell) | kalbritton@ywprep.org to learn more.

An ongoing topic of conversation among working moms is work/life balance, but this next article notes that American women, mired in stress, fail to see how our institutions contribute to this anxiety. In other words, its not you, it’s the system and if we want to keep our birthrate from falling, it is one we must address as a society. To quote: “the United States has the least generous benefits, the lowest public commitment to caregiving, one of the highest wage gaps between employed men and women, and among the highest maternal and child poverty rates of any Western industrialized nation.” To continue The highest-income earners in the United States are 3.5 times as likely to have access to paid family leave as those at the bottom of the pay scale. The employees most in need of support, however — vulnerable hourly-wage workers — are the ones least likely to enjoy any work-family benefits.” The full article can be found here.

The next article explores the disconnect between the fact that girls outperform boys academically and yet men hold a staggering 95% of top positions in the largest companies. The author asks the question, what if the habits that propel girls to the op of their class hold them back in the workforce? The study found “when it comes to work-related confidence, they found men are far ahead. Underqualified and underprepared men don’t think twice about leaning in, they wrote. Overqualified and overprepared, too many women still hold back. Women feel confident only when they are perfect.” The full article can be found here.

Finally, while the MBA was always seen as the great equalizer of opportunity, it seems that the pay gap for MBA graduates of color persists. The full article can be found here.

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.

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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