With Thanksgiving around the corner, I found this to be an interesting read for those of you (like me) who get kitchen anxiety around the holidays: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/nyregion/considering-the-place-of-the-working-parent-in-the-kitchen.html The article explores the happy memories that surround holiday meals, and how the pressure to produce it, while juggling a full time job, can increase stress, and not only around the holidays. My advice, pick your battles, take shortcuts where you can, and lose the guilt so you have time to enjoy the holiday as well!
And an update on the pay gap – an interesting article detailing some large employers’ approach to remediating the situation:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/business/keeping-a-vigilant-eye-on-pay-equity-for-women.html
And lastly, there was a great series of interviews in Adam Bryant’s “Executive Women: Finding and Owning Their Voice.” The article explores what it means to 4 chief executives to have a ‘voice’ in meetings; how they navigate perceptions around assertiveness and being judged more harshly. This is a very worthwhile read. The full article can be found here:http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/16/business/corner-office-women-executives-owning-their-voice.html
For the holidays, we have a series of lunches in December. Please come join us for lunch with your fellow TXWSW and celebrate the holiday season! 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!