Lots of news, so commentary will be short and sweet as the headlines speak for themselves. This week is Veteran’s Day – about 1% of our population serves in the military and I believe we all owe them a debt of gratitude for their service and protecting our way of life. One great article on this subject “Marine Corps Puts Women to the Test” by Michael Phillips explains how the Marines are in the midst of a large scale experiment intended to find out if women can fight in ground combat units alongside men. Semper Fi devils –http://online.wsj.com/articles/marine-corps-puts-a-few-good-women-to-the-test-1415394846
The next, a headline from a CNN report says it all “Despite ‘Lean In’ Workplace Equality Remains Dismal:”http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/07/news/economy/women-in-business-workplace-equality-abysmal/index.html
And an update on the pay gap: http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/10/news/economy/gender-pay-gap-reason/index.html
For mothers: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/opinion/sunday/our-mommy-problem.html
For fathers: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/upshot/paternity-leave-the-rewards-and-the-remaining-stigma.html?abt=0002&abg=0
And finally, the bombshell – “The $9 Billion Witness” – this is a MUST READ: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106
For our Austin members, take a moment to sign up for November’s Casino Night. Bring your significant other, colleagues and friends for this great fun evening overlooking Lady Bird Lake and downtown. I look forward to seeing you all there!
We look forward to seeing you all at an event soon!