Sometimes it can feel that working in finance as a woman is an uphill battle and the numbers show that many women feel that is an undue burden and opt out. It gives me strength to check in on how women are faring across the board and in other industries – there was a great article by a woman surgeon on making her way in a man’s world that sounds awfully familiar: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/niamey-wilson/the-secret-world-of-women-surgeons_b_8110786.html And a great article on the state of women on television:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/opinion/sunday/the-golden-age-for-women-in-tv-is-actually-a-rerun.html?_r=0
And maybe this should come as no surprise as the World Bank issued a recent report that shows that most nations hinder women by putting restrictions on them: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/10/world/report-finds-most-nations-hinder-women.html
One side effect of the ongoing wage gap is the fact that it will have dangerous implications for millions of women as they reach retirement age and the effects that will have on our economy. The full article can be found here: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/03/whats-worse-than-the-gender-wage-gap-the-wealth-gap.html
As daunting as all this sounds, there are very important reasons why women need to stay in as detailed in Kevin Daum’s article – “7 Reasons Women Executives Make Better Leaders” The full article can be found here: http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/7-reasons-women-executives-make-better-leaders.html
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 second annual Charity Shopping Night in Houston, Lunch with Mayor Betsy Price in Fort Worth, and a Holiday Luncheon in Austin. Register early to avoid disappointment!