A Woman's View from the Street 4/23/19

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Happy Tuesday!

From the good news file, JP Morgan just promoted two women who are now viewed as successors to CEO James Dimon. Marianne Lake, who has served as CFO since 2012 will take over all of the bank’s consumer lending business and Jennifer Piepszak will take on the CFO role. There has never been a female CEO of a major investment bank, so this will be fascinating to keep an eye on. The full article can be found here.

If you are in need of inspiration, this next article is for you. Jotaka Eaddy had held senior positions in government and non-profit organiations, but when she took on the role of VP Policy at fintech start-up LendUp, she had a serious case of imposter syndrome; she believed she just wasn’t up to the task despite her serious list of prior successes. Her journey is a must read. The full article can be found here.

My readers should be familiar with Madeline Albright’s quote: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Well, it seems the corollary is also true, namely, there is a special place in heaven for women who support other women! Recent research published in the Harvard Business Review notes that the most successful women had an inner circle of close female contacts. It goes without saying that both men and women need strong networks to get ahead, but “women seeking positions of executive leadership often face cultural and political hurdles that men typically do not, they benefit from an inner circle of close female contacts that can share private information about things like an organization’s attitudes toward female leaders, which helps strengthen women’s job search, interviewing, and negotiation strategies.” The full article can be found here. 

Tickets are going fast for our flagship 10th annual State of the Markets coming up on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 in Dallas, benefiting the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. This year we are honored to have the legendary Alice Gould and CIO of the Year TJ Carlson joining us. It is not too late to buy a table or become a sponsor! Please reach out to Bianca King at developmentdirector@txwsw.com to learn more. I look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday!

Please join me in thanking our amazing corporate and personal sponsors: Addepar, Akin Gump, ANC Alpha, BKD CPAs & Advisors, BKM Sowan Horan, LLP, Bowie Capital, Carlson Capital, Haynes and Boone, Latham and Watkins, Lord, Abbett & Co., Metropolitan Partners Group, Newhouse + Noblin, Orix Capital, Paradigm Advisors, Phlox Capital, PIMCO, Satori Capital, Smith Asset Management, TrueSquid, LLC, Weaver – Fort Worth, Winstead PC, Christine Breck, Kristen Cobb, Carla Knobloch, Lori Lindley, Wanda Potts.

You will not want to miss this year’s raffle. We have some amazing items from Kendra Scott, Tory Burch, CAST Wine, The Network Bar, Lombardi Family Concepts, Tara Lenney Design, Bird Bakery, Cane Rosso, Theory, One Lagree, MB Mind and Body, Follain, Brenda Schoenfeld, Flywheel, The Slate

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