I hope you all had a great Halloween and enjoyed the extra hour this weekend! We have 3 great events this week: a Philanthropy Shopping night in Dallas today, our C-Suite Dinner in Houston with some amazing speakers on Tuesday, and our Casino Night in Austin that is open to both men and women and is great fun with yummy food and wonderful people!
Please note that if you cannot attend the Dallas shopping night, you can order over the phone with the participating stores and if you mention TXWSW, they will make a donation to our cause! Please contact Heather Sauber at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The first article is a hugely important one. Titled “Why Women Compete with Each Other,” it goes into some of the biological and evolutionary reasons women compete with one another, but there are damaging consequences for this especially in the workplace. The reason the ‘boys club’ is so named is that men support each other toward a goal of mutual success. When women see each other as competition in the workplace, the results can be devastating and are even more pronounced at the higher levels where there are so few women. The full article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/opinion/sunday/why-women-compete-with-each-other.html
The next article which looks at the diversity issue in both the technology and entertainment industries where the term is so overused that it is becoming meaningless. If we look to our industry, think of the millions of dollars spent over the last decade with very little to show for it in terms of adding women and minorities to the senior ranks, on boards etc. The full article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/magazine/has-diversity-lost-its-meaning.html?_r=0
And finally, with more men taking on household and parenting tasks, friction over the ‘right’ way to do things ensues. Read on: http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-calmer-division-of-labor-at-home-1445970198?alg=y
Huge thanks to our committee members for arranging a terrific line up of events for the Fall including our third annual Coed Boots & Blackjack Casino Night in Austin, our second annual C-Suite Dinner in Houston, a Charity Shopping Night in Dallas, Lunch with Mayor Betsy Price in Fort Worth, and our annual Holiday Luncheons. Register early to avoid disappointment!