The article focus is on working moms this week. The first one is a report from CNN on a Harvard Study that showed that children of working moms are actually better off – the daughters of working moms were more successful themselves in the workplace, and sons are more likely to contribute to child rearing and household chores – a win/win for families everywhere! The full article can be found here: http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/15/news/economy/working-moms-kids-better-off-harvard-study/
An article in the Wall Street Journal by the author of the book “I Know How She Does It” recounts how her review of the schedules of over 100 working moms making over $100,000 per year illustrated that these women DID feel like there was enough time. It was all about prioritizing and delegating. The full article can be found here:http://www.wsj.com/articles/working-mothers-who-make-it-all-work-1434712370
And to switch topics, there was a great article that detailed what it was like to be the ‘girl’ in the lab. Science, like finance is a very male dominated field, and like finance, having a good mentor is critical to success which makes this an interesting read: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/opinion/what-its-like-as-a-girl-in-the-lab.html
And a reminder as to why women’s opinions are an important addition, this article in Institutional Investor profiles United Technologies CIO Robin Diamonte. Conventional wisdom has most of the industry throwing in the towel on DB plans while this CIO is fighting for them and retirement income security. The full article can be found here:http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3403693/investors-pensions/united-technologies-cio-is-changing-the-retirement-game.html#.VYcYgkYw8g4
And lastly, from the NY Times, an article on the importance of ‘niceness’ at work – the bottom line is that when we are rude at work, it hurts profits, health and happiness. The full article can be found here:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/opinion/sunday/is-your-boss-mean.html?_r=0
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