A Woman's View from the Street — 2/19/18

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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.

While women have made progress in many fields, we are a long way from parity in industries like finance and technology, and when women are in the minority, it can lead them to question their own abilities and worthiness. The good news is the cycle can be broken through mentorship and other means. The full article can be found here.

Following on that theme, an HBR study of female cadets showed that even though women are a small minority (103 women versus 1,146), when the women were put together in a company, their mutual support made the difference between failure and success. To quote “Women in first-year groups with only one other woman only had a 55% chance of sticking around for the next year. But women in the most woman-heavy groups, with 6 to 9 other women, had an 83% chance of continuing to the next year.” And when they compared the results to men’s progress, the women’s improved performance had no effect on the men’s progress. Bottom line? Assigning more than one woman to a group can be a powerful tool for increasing the number of women in male-dominated fields. The full article can be found here.

Finally, the next article asks the question, among 1% earners, where are all the women? Women who earn enough to qualify for 1% status represent 1 of 22 households with high earning status and the gap has remained unchanged in the past 20 years. Married women’s odds of joining the 1% are higher based on their spouses’ income, however, they are able to exert little influence compared to their husbands. 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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