From the ‘women on boards’ front, Canada’s Prime Minister is gaining traction with their campaign to add more women to boards. This is helped by the fact that the companies that have real diversity on their boards are reporting better financial results. The interview can be found here: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/canada-s-labor-minister-discusses-women-on-corporate-boards-FrBxYfuKTIa84Pmpdnp1jQ.html
And from outside the world of finance, the NBA Players Association just hired Michele A. Roberts to be their new head. Ms. Roberts’ story details an inspiring journey from the housing projects in the Bronx to become the first female leader of a major North American professional sports union. You can read her story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/sports/basketball/michele-roberts-nba-unions-new-leader-confronts-gender-barriers.html?_r=0
TXWSW is also pleased to announce the formation of chapters in San Antonio (lead by Neala Moore) and San Antonio (lead by Shoshana Thoma-Isgar and Allison Westmoreland). We will be holding 4 events a year in each city for our members there. If you would like to volunteer for a committee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have some outstanding events lined up for you this Fall. Our committees have really outdone themselves, and we all owe them a huge vote of thanks for their work! Take a look at our Upcoming Events lineup. Many events are space limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment!
We look forward to seeing you all at an event soon!