I hope you all enjoyed the rain this weekend and got a chance for some much needed downtime coming into the holiday season!
The first article, from Bloomberg, shows more damage to women’s wallets from the gender pay gap – apparently the payoff in real dollar terms is higher for women MBA students then for men. The full article can be found here:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-20/the-real-cost-of-an-mba-is-different-for-men-and-women
From LinkedIn, attorney Leiza Dolghih wrote a powerful article on how each woman can address the gender pay gap. Bottom line? Studies show that women don’t ask, and in negotiation, if you don’t ask, you won’t ever get. The good news is that this asking thing also works at home! The full article can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/negotiating-employment-agreements-real-reason-jennifer-dolghih
From Forbes, there is also a great piece written by a woman that elected to forgo having children to pursue the career of her dreams. The full article can be found here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2015/10/23/confessions-of-a-career-woman-why-not-having-kids-was-the-best-decision/
On the topic of getting more women in the boardroom, Fortune did an interview that is worth listening to on the subject:http://fortune.com/video/2015/10/23/women-on-board-2/
And finally, Kevin Powell has written a powerful new book on defining manhood and how we go from the definitions we have now to finding one that is routed in peace, love and healthy definitions of manhood that include seeing women and girls as their equals. This is a very powerful read and if you have time to read only one thing this week, I would ask that this be it:http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/19/living/mens-movement-kevin-powell-feat/
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!