I changed my normal salutation today in light of the events in Dallas and around the country last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families. My hope is that we look back at last week as a watershed moment when our country begins to work on solving our problems and not back to business as usual with all the bickering in Washington on both sides of the aisle.
To begin, a reader shared with me a very disturbing paper detailing who actually pays for white collar crime. Hint: It is not white men, who by the way are the most frequent perpetrators of white collar crime. The full paper may be found here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2801622
The second article is one of the most powerful I have read in a long time mainly because it was written by a man. It sums up the everyday sexism that women encounter on Wall Street and how it undermines their careers. If you read no other article this week, please make time for this one and share it far and wide. The full article may be found here:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/opinion/sunday/how-wall-street-bro-talk-keeps-women-down.html?_r=0
From HBR, with roughly 20 female CEOs running Fortune 500 companies, none of these women are black. This is spite of the fact that black women are nearly three times more likely than white women to aspire to a position of power. So why the disconnect? Read on: https://hbr.org/2016/07/getting-more-black-women-into-the-c-suite
Finally, also from the HBR, leaders are judged on two qualities – competency and confidence. Women are often cited for a lack of confidence as an area they need to work on. And it seems that the key for women to come across as confident is to exude warmth. The full article can be found here: https://hbr.org/2016/07/to-seem-confident-women-have-to-be-seen-as-warm
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