I would like to invite you to all visit our updated website at txwsw.com. This has been months in the making, and I want to thank all those who contributed for their efforts. Please take a moment to check it out! You will note that we have added a new section – we are introducing paid membership for the first time. There are myriad benefits to becoming a member including great discounts at terrific hotels and other vendors, discounted event pricing, private events for our top level members, and more! So take a moment to check out the new membership levels, sign up and help the organization become self-sustaining!
As many of you know, our Fed Chair Ben Bernanke will be stepping down, and the race to replace him has been narrowed down to two candidates – Larry Summers and Janet Yellen. There was a great Op Ed in the Journal today entitled Why Yellen is the Best Fed Choice. As you would imagine, the article goes on to discuss Ms. Yellen’s long list of accomplishments, but what interested me most was this quote by the author “But in talking to many people in recent days, I’ve learned that, outside the narrow confines of economists and people who dote on central banking, Ms. Yellen, the Fed’s vice chairman, is virtually unknown. So here, as a public service, is a primer. (Full disclosure: She is a close friend.).”
It has been my observation that there really are a large number of amazingly accomplished women out there to fill all those CEO, Board and Fed Chairman roles, but as women are taught from a young age, the best thing to do is keep your head down and focus on the job at hand – which by all accounts Ms. Yellen has done in a very admirable fashion. The problem is that most women don’t have a former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve as a friend who is willing to write Op Eds for them when the job of a lifetime presents itself. My two takeaways from this for all the women coming behind Ms. Yellen – no matter what your job of a lifetime may be – 1) it helps to have a strong professional network of people who are willing to sing your praises, and 2) don’t be afraid of visibility. If they cannot find you, they cannot hire you!
Don’t forget we have three casino nights planned this Fall in all three cities. These events will benefit the FEYW schools across the state. So grab your spouse, your friends and colleagues and come one, come all a party for a great cause! We also need sponsors and silent auction donations. If you want to help or would like additional information, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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