In keeping with our theme of helping our members excel through COVID, I am super excited for our event next week with Lissa Gangjee who is President and CEO of Sentinel Trust. Lissa will share her story about managing her team through COVID and will share her lessons learned about managing a team remotely to help them achieve their best work. It turns out it was all about both providing support and finding boundaries that worked for everyone. Lissa will be sharing the materials she provided to her team for attendees. Her experience will help you whether you are a manager or team member and lessons learned will help through COVID and beyond. You will not want to miss this!
A recent NY Times article notes that for all of the rhetoric around adding diversity to boards, there has been little progress in the last 5 years. “The boards of the 3,000 largest publicly traded companies remain overwhelmingly white. Underrepresented ethnic and racial groups make up 40 percent of the U.S. population but just 12.5 percent of board directors, up from 10 percent in 2015, according to a new analysis by the Institutional Shareholder Services’ ESG division.” The full article can be found here.
To mark the 100-year anniversary of women’s right to vote, Bloomberg interviewed some industry powerhouses on their thoughts about how change can continue to happen in our industry. My favorite of the bunch is Carla Harris’ comment about the importance of women supporting women in this effort. The full article can be found here.
We have moved our usual raffle to Rally Up this year. We have some wonderful items and of course the proceeds go to benefit YWPN. The link to the raffle items can he found here. We have amazing prizes this year including executive coaching and the crafting of a board resume. Those prizes alone are valued at over $1500 each! Raffle tickets are just $25 for 10 so some lucky folks are going to get amazing prizes!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org