I want to thank all of you who came out for our event last Thursday. It was so great to see so many of you there and have a chance to catch up. We really do have an amazing group of members and I am proud to know so many of you.
I would also like to thank our generous sponsors listed here in no particular order – without you the event would not have been the success that it was: Atlantic Trust, Paradigm, RBC, KPMG, Carlson Capital, Akin Gump, Morgan Stanley, Dimensional, ILS Capital, JP Morgan Asset Management, Crestline Investors, Vinson & Elkins, Sallie Behnke – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Newhouse + Noblin, Hayman Capital, Haynes & Boone, Elm Park Capital, Texas Capital Bank, Kaufman Rossin Fund Services, Corina Scoggins, Wanda Potts, Lori Lindley, Mari Kooi, Christine Breck, Betsy Ewing & James Elkus, Ellen Wood, Becky Roof, Carrie & Joe Martinez, Carla Knobloch, Alison Hermann, Jim Sheehan, Ashley Baum, ORIX Foundation, Lori Lofye, e360 Power, Jackson Walker, EIV Capital, Burgher Haggard, Heather Nelson – Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage.
Just a few quick articles this morning – one woman’s approach to the gender pay disparity – shed some light on it by sharing how much you make with your male colleagues! Read her story here:http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/15/smallbusiness/saadia-muzaffar-womens-circle/
One more reason to care about equal pay for women – the old saying ‘your wealth is your health’ also means that being underpaid has serious health consequences for women. The full story can be found here:http://www.self.com/life/work/2015/03/women-equal-pay-day/
And we have read a lot about venture capital being a man’s world – the same is true in private equity:http://www.pionline.com/article/20150406/PRINT/304069977/private-equity-is-changing-but-still-a-mans-world
We have a terrific line up of events for May. Come out and meet our new committee members and share your ideas for future events! Register early to avoid disappointment!