I hope you all enjoyed the short holiday week last week and are looking forward to the upcoming one! Best wishes to you all for a happy, healthy and successful for 2015.
Fascinating read on how the gender gap was alive and well with the Stanford class of 1994. This class matriculated when the internet was in its formative stages and these students were the best equipped to take advantage of its development, so it is a fascinating read: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/23/us/gender-gaps-stanford-94.html?_r=0
This next article is a great one to make part of your New Year’s resolutions: ‘How Successful People Handle Stress’ details that avoiding stress is not the answer, it is all about having an arsenal of coping mechanisms: http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2014/12/09/how-successful-people-handle-stress/
And lastly, some inspiration for your Monday morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo-kvh1w60w
Huge thank you to all our committee members for doing a fabulous job in programming our events for this year. We all owe them a debt of gratitude for their hard work and creativity in arranging and executing events for us all to enjoy. I also want to thank Somer Washington who is stepping down as Dallas Networking Chair and Carter Wimberley and Raluca Dalea who are stepping down as Co-Chairs of the Houston Philanthropy Committee – these women have done a truly outstanding job the past three years and I am very grateful for their service. We are excited to have Brianna Letzelter and Deborah Griffith as the incoming Dallas Networking chairs and they have a lot of exciting programming in store for you. Rachael Cahan and Alexandra Gottschalk will be heading our Houston Philanthropy efforts and with three additional committee members, we look forward to great things from them in 2015.
In January, we are thrilled to have Heidi Lawson, Esq. in all 4 cities talking about recent case law that explores the liability issue many firms and funds face. She will share concrete steps to take to protect both yourself and your firm. This event is a must-attend for CFOs, Compliance Officers, General Counsels and anyone serving on a board. We look forward to seeing you all at an event soon!