A Woman's View from the Street 8/18/20

Happy Tuesday!

You may have noticed that one of the themes running through our upcoming events is how to thrive during the pandemic from both a personal and professional standpoint. We have some amazing speakers who have generously donated their time and you will have access to them right at your fingertips We always schedule a good amount of time for Q&A to allow you the opportunity to join the conversation.

We have scheduled both our State of the Markets and C-Suite events virtually this year. We are thrilled that Danielle DiMartino Booth and our fabulous CIOs will all be participating. We have broken the event into 2 separate sessions on different days, and you are welcome to attend one or both events. We also have some great speakers coming your way for C-Suite at a time when we all need insightful mentors. More information on the events may be found here

Please note that we have moved our usual silent auction to Rally Up this year. We have some wonderful items and of course the proceeds go to benefit YWPN. The link to the auction items can he found here.

This August marks the 100th anniversary of women having the vote. A recent Bloomberg article notes that it took 100 years of fighting to make that happen. Amazingly, one of the reasons the fight took so long, is that there was a whole movement of women who believed that women should not have the right to vote as it was enough that their husbands looked after their interests (!?!). I wonder how those anti-suffragists would feel today given the gender pay gap and the fact that 40% of households are headed by women?

There are a lot of great articles around right now on this subject, and how the fight is not over because the Equal Rights Amendment has yet to pass some 97 years later. In my reading, I came across a great quote from Mary Church Terrell that I wanted to share: “How can anyone who is able to use reason, and who believes in dealing out justice to all God’s creatures, think it is right to withhold from one-half the human race rights and privileges freely accorded the other half, which is neither more deserving nor more capable of exercising them?”

I would ask each of you to consider corporate sponsorship of TXWSW. Benefits include attendance at our flagship events and recognition for your firm.  And most importantly, you help us support the life-changing work of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. To learn more about YWPN, you can find a short video here.To learn more and sponsorship, 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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