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Alpha Female 2021: Just 11.8% of portfolio managers are women… and that’s an improvement It is based on Citywire’s database of 16,353 portfolio managers who run active mutual funds, or their equivalents, around the world. It found that globally 1,932, or 11.8%, of these managers are women, up from 11% in 2020. For the US…

Hurricane Ida Finale

After a few conversations with readers this week, I realized that I never wrote a finale to our Hurricane Ida experience. My apologies, this is my brain on a hurricane. The personal news is that we were fine. Our house suffered no damage or water intrusion. We were able to confirm this late in the…

Boring is Beautiful

The stock market isn’t making news right now. The news this morning was dominated by a nuclear deal between the US, UK, and Australia, the chaos in Afghanistan, and the first civilian spaceflight by SpaceX. There’s a lot going on in the world, and the stock market is boring. I love it this way. In…

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How one ETF up nearly 20% this year promotes female empowerment “I hate to use the word ‘guarantee,’ but we certainly provide some assurance that … the over 200 companies that are involved in the ETF are doing the right thing to empower women,” Herrera said. “As we know, companies that have a focus this…

Machiavelli For Women

On this special episode of This Week in Women LIVE, I spoke to Stacey Vanek Smith (yes, the one from NPR’s The Indicator!) about her new book, Machiavelli For Women, which is out this week. Stacey has written the most practical book of advice for women seeking success in the workplace, and she does it…

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Monica Lewinsky Is (Reluctantly) Revisiting ‘That Woman’ “I wanted a job, I wanted a husband, I wanted kids,” she said. “I wanted to be treated normally.” But she could never quite escape the shadow that hung over her name. After graduate school, she moved briefly to Portland, Ore., where she tried, and failed, to get…

Ida Continued …

The levees held, our power grid did not. Late Sunday evening, as the worst of Ida’s winds barreled through New Orleans, Entergy sent a mass text to all customers …. a catastrophic failure of the power grid resulted in total loss of power across the city. This, unfortunately, included power to the Sewerage & Water…

Ida Update

Today, Hurricane Ida, a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 MPH winds, is making landfall in southeast Louisiana. My family and I evacuated Friday night, luckily avoiding heavy traffic, and we are safe at Lake Martin, Alabama. Some of our friends and family stayed and are hunkered down in their homes. Others left yesterday and…

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Norway poised for historic first female as its central bank chief Deputy governor Ida Wolden Bache is in a prime position to succeed Olsen in running monetary policy in the wealthiest Nordic economy, Nordea bank economist Dane Cekov and JP Morgan analyst Morten Lund told Bloomberg, who first reported the news. Is ‘Big Day Care’…

The Carrot and the Stick

In college, I took a course called the Economics of the Environment. I wanted to avoid the mathematical grind of econometrics, and I needed an economics elective to complete my finance degree. The class has been invaluable to me, not because I figured out how to solve climate change, but because I learned about incentives….