We have our Austin Anniversary party this week on Wednesday, August 29th and San Antonio on Thursday, August 30th and we hope to see many of you there! Dallas is set for September 12th so please register soon.
Women undermining other women in the workplace is a very real issue but not one that is often addressed. A good deal of the behavior is fear-based and oftentimes that fear is justified in male-dominated fields like finance where rather than promoting women broadly, just a very few make it up the ladder. A recent Wall Street Journal article explores avenues for dealing with the problem. The full article can be found here.
On the subject of tiring behavior, it seems that the record number of women running for office have brought bullies out of the woodwork. What all these candidates have experienced is a barrage of harassment and threats with the common theme that these women just need to get a husband and return to the kitchen where they belong. The full article can be found here.
A recent Wall Street Journal article noted the dearth of women running money at hedge funds, but then took a turn into tabloids territory by calling out a woman who was a model turned marketer which was in really poor taste no matter what derogatory behavior they were trying to call out on the part of the men running hedge funds. The full article can be found here.
Finally, kudos to Esther George for finally improving diversity at the Jackson Hole conference. This year, seven out of twenty-one speakers on the conference program are women. Still, of the 125 attendees, only 24 are women, so there is still a way to go. The full article can be found here.
Please note that all of our events beginning in August are now on our new membership management platform, so you will see a new system when you login to register. We hope you will find the new interface more user-friendly! Please have patience with us as we make the full transition this month! As always, you can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help!
To help us celebrate our ten-year anniversary, 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 email@example.com.