The first article, from the Harvard Business Review, tears down the reasons we tell ourselves that women don’t succeed at work. For example, it is often said that women don’t get ahead because they are more committed to their families than their jobs. A recent HBR survey found that everyone, regardless of gender, ranked their families as a higher priority than their work. The study did show that what did differ is how men and women are treated when they have a family – women are seen as needing support and a less taxing role putting them on a lower-status career track. The article makes for fascinating reading and can be found here.
It seems that when it comes to office politics, women are judged more harshly than men for participating. And yet, if women don’t participate, they lose power and influence. The next article details strategies that women can employ to help shape the agenda at work. The full article can be found here.
And speaking of women in politics, a record number of women will be in the ballot in the mid-term elections for the House, Senate and Governor positions. The number of female candidates is up over 67% from 2016. The full article can be foundhere.
The one place where women are not is at the helm of mutual funds. Less than 10% of US portfolio managers at mutual funds and exchange traded funds are women. With help from Morningstar, the author created a report card for the 25 largest mutual fund companies in the US. As far as diversity goes, every company gets a fail. The full article can be found here.
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