A Woman's View from the Street 6/26/19

TXWSW, Limitless

Happy Wednesday!

Celebrating our Limitless Leaders: today we honor Rianna Carter. Rianna is an Audit Associate with BKD and the Co-Chair of the Dallas Philanthropy Committee who did a fabulous job leading our Dallas Panel event this April! Read more about why she gives back: https://txwsw.com/volunteer-spotlight-rianna-carter-limitless-leader/

The New York Times published a field guide for professional women navigating a workplace that is less than equal including how to overcome the imposter syndrome, how to be mostly ok at the working mom thing, and how to hustle without burning out. In short, something for everyone! The full article can be found here.

The Labor Department’s annual survey on time use noted that the hours women spend in the workplace has risen to 7 hours 20 minutes from 7 hours a year ago. Men spent slightly less than 8 hours a day at work narrowing the time gap to its smallest on record. The issue is that despite increasing time spent at work, women remain the primary caregivers and organizers of their households. There are only 24 hours in a day, so what gives? Women saw both their hours of sleep and leisure time slip in 2018 which is not a healthy trend. The full article can be found here.

In a photo from 1944 of a husband and wife washing dishes together, the caption attributed to the Office of War read: “The Smiths share the drudgery of housework, for they both have important war jobs.” And yet in 2019, socially, messy men are given a pass and messy women are unforgiven. Housework is still considered women’s work especially when they live with men. In fact, women do more housework when they live with men than when they live alone. The solution? Get your partner or spouse off the couch and onto the cleaning bandwagon. The full article can be found here.

You may notice a new addition to our homepage. We have created the Limitless jewelry line to both inspire women and help us in our philanthropy mission of supporting the Young Women’s Preparatory network. Proceeds from the purchase of the Limitless charm go directly to the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. Designed for us by one of the nation’s preeminent jewelry manufacturers, this beautiful, inspirational charm comes in both silver and 14 carat gold and can be worn every day on a bracelet or necklace. Please help us support these deserving students while inspiring all the wonderful women in your life.

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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