I hope you all had a wonderful holiday week! I know this week is a busy one for many of us trying to wrap everything up before year end, however, I hope you find some time for yourself to enjoy the holiday spirit!
The first article is the reflection of a woman that entered the workforce in the 1970s. That generation believed themselves to be empowered because they were the first to land serious roles and define their lives around their careers. The author of the article now asks the question – were these women deceiving themselves? Trail blazing is never easy and given the revelations of late, I think these women deserve our thanks for what they had to endure in paving the way for all of us to have them as role models to look up to. The full article can be found here.
The Washington Post asked leaders from across all industries for their one best idea for ending sexual harassment. The answers vary by industry and make for enlightening reading. The full article can be found here.
The next article details the cost to both society and industry for devaluing women. Wall Street prides itself on being a meritocracy, but the statistics don’t stand up to scrutiny. Despite research that shows that companies with more women in leadership perform better, our industry is predominately male at the top. The full article can be found here.
Finally, the last article explores the fallout from the sexual-harassment scandals and explores the topic of exactly how men and women should interact at work. The full article can be found here.
We have some terrific events lined up for you in 2018 including our ten-year anniversary celebrations! We look forward to seeing you all at an event in 2018! To learn more about our 2018 events, please visit www.txwsw.com