Dallas ERS’ Alston on Diversity Done Well; the Tab for Gender Inequality in Dallas; the Gender Pay Gap; Using LinkedIn Effectively and TXWSW Joins the Harvest Exchange

Happy Monday!
I hope you will all join us on April 28th for TXWSW 7th annual State of the Markets event – we are thrilled and honored to have an all-star line-up of CIOs who will share their opinions on their market outlook. The panelists this year include Janet Handley, CIO of the Texas A&M Endowment, Katherine Nixon, CIO of Northern Trust, Carol McFate, CIO of Xerox Corporation and Paul Ballard, CIO of Texas Treasury Safekeeping & Trust Company. For our sponsor breakfast on April 29th, we will have secured the Editor of “The Daily Shot” and Danielle DiMartino Booth of Money Strong as our keynote speakers.  Tickets are on sale and sponsorships are available. We thank you all for your continued support as we continue to grow and look forward to seeing you all soon!
There was a lot of Dallas news this past week – firstly, huge kudos to Cheryl Alston on the article in the Dallas Morning News. Cheryl set a goal of allocating 10% of her portfolio to small diverse managers and is a great example of the fact that adding diversity can be straightforward and generate better returns for her retirees. The full article can be found here:http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2016/03/dallas-pension-fund-leaders-goal-diversity-that-delivers.html/
Also from the Dallas Morning News, an insightful article on just how much gender inequality is costing Dallas. Key among the statistics mentioned? Dallas has a very high rate of teen pregnancy with a rate of 25 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19 – the highest in the 10 metro areas. Teen pregnancy disrupts a girl’s education which can disrupt her future earnings and means her children are more likely to grow up in poverty. With global growth slowing, addressing gender inequality in Dallas alone would add $456 billion to the economy. You can do your part in giving girls an alternative by attending our fundraiser and supporting girls’ education! The full article can be found here: http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2016/04/exclusive-gender-inequality-in-working-world-comes-with-big-price-tag-for-dallas.html/
Tomorrow is Equal Pay Day, and in anticipation of it, Forbes updated the statistics on the gender pay gap. The upshot? Women have to work 51 years to earn what men do in 40. The full article can be found here:http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2016/04/05/why-being-a-woman-can-cost-you-more-than-400000/#4acfe5414e84
Also from Forbes, they published a great article with tips on maximizing your use of LinkedIn whether you are using it for a job search, to find clients or to enhance your network. The full article can be found here:http://www.forbes.com/sites/williamarruda/2016/04/05/the-ultimate-guide-to-maximizing-linkedin-for-career-success/#44c038c421a0
Lastly, I would like to invite our readers to join the Harvest Exchange –it is a network of 8,000+ of the world’s top investors and investment firms brought together in a forum to exchange ideas. To learn more, please use this link:https://www.hvst.com/referrals/r8oJJ6QTAR0
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