I wanted to start with a tribute to Dave Goldberg – as I noted last week, he was a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur in his own right and was a known advocate for women in an industry that is known to be less than inclusive. An article on his work and life can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/technology/david-goldbergs-lifetime-of-advocating-for-women.html
And from the attention-grapping headlines file, CalSTRS CIO Christopher Ailman notes that the private equity world, in terms of manager make up is not diversifying fast enough from ‘pale, male and stale.’ Board diversity is also on his agenda. The full article can be found here:http://www.pionline.com/article/20150428/ONLINE/150429867/managers-not-diversifying-fast-enough-from-pale-male-and-stale-8212-calstrs-ailman
Which brings me to the next article, apparently with application rates down at MBA programs, B-schools are trying to attract women and will need to move beyond their locker-room reputation to do so: http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-business-schools-are-fighting-over-top-women-1430957422
A professor from MIT spent the last five years delving into the subject of how gender affects the career paths of stock analysts. The upshot of her research? Gender discrimination exists. Her advice to women to combat it – do more networking. The full article can be found here:http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-professor-finds-gender-bias-on-wall-street-1430709411
And lastly, an interesting study on the differences between male and female investors noted distinct differences in the way men and women approached investing. And the bottom line? We do better when we work together and allow our individual strengths to complement each other! The full article can be found here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/male-investors-vs-female-investors-how-do-they-compare-1430709406
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!