My husband shared the first of today’s articles with me early last week and it is making the rounds of the internet like wildfire with good reason. The title “Letter to the Editor: STEM” is written by an engineering student to his female classmates, and I hope you find it as heartfelt and touching as I did. The full article can be found here: http://easterneronline.com/36007/letters-to-the-editor/letter-to-the-editor-stem/
It is a common theme that if there is more than enough money to cover expenses for childcare and other helpful things, work/life balance should be a piece of cake. A recent article notes the flaw in that argument, and the title says it all: “Work-Life Balance Poses Challenges Regardless of Wealth.” The full article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/10/your-money/work-life-balance-poses-challenges-regardless-of-wealth.html?_r=0
And finally, a recent Pricewaterhousecoopers hits on the real reason diversity on boards is not happening. “Most of the white men who sit on the boards of the biggest companies in the U.S. don’t think it matters, according to a new survey.” The survey results are eye opening – and it means the solution to the problem cannot rest with the boards themselves. They will need shareholder pressure to finally make real change. The full article can be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/corporate-board-diversity_561510b6e4b0cf9984d7af01
Huge thanks to our committee members for arranging a terrific line up of events for the Fall including a coed cocktail party and brewery tour in Dallas, our third annual (also 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!