This Week in Women

Family of Female World War II Era Pilot Donates Rare Items to National World War II Museum New Orleans Advocate / Times Picayune Women and Wealth: Three Findings and their Risks Barbara Stewart for The Enterprising Investor  Most women downplay their accomplishments or knowledge when asked. Even financially educated and capable female professionals often put themselves…

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. What could be better than an entire day devoted to cooking and eating decadent food, drinking delicious wine, and taking a long afternoon nap? Plus, I don’t have to decorate my house or buy and wrap presents for anyone. I am also glad that Thanksgiving is a time to remember…

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MBA Applications Down, but Gender Equity at Business School is Up Forte Foundation  Every year we see women’s enrollment inch up at business schools. The progress over 5-year intervals, in particular, demonstrates a significant shift in gender parity at top business schools. At this pace, we’re confident we’ll reach our goal of 40% women’s enrollment…

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About the Apple Card Jamie Heinemeier Hansson After her husband David set off a tweetstorm about the disparity in their approved credit limits for the new AppleCard, managed by Goldman Sachs, Jamie chimed in with her side of the story. And no one could have said it better. It matters for the woman struggling to…

Tending to the Garden of Your Financial Plan

Until I bought my house, I never in my adult life had a yard. A yard was never a goal of mine either.  City parks, beaches, and vacations have always been enough nature to satisfy me. I’ve killed a houseplant or two in my day. In the last five years, I have learned a lot…

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Ginsburg, in book, questions confidential #MeToo agreements MaryClaire Dale for the Associated Press One interesting thing is whether it will be an end to the confidentiality pledge. Women who complained and brought suit were offered settlements in which they would agree that they would never disclose what they had complained about … I hope those…

An Interview with Michael Lewis in New Orleans

Despite completely losing my voice to a cold yesterday morning, I schlepped myself and my copy of The Undoing Project down to the Marriott in New Orleans to get Michael Lewis’ signature. That is after I frantically searched for but could not find my paperback copy of Liar’s Poker, my favorite Lewis book. Michael was…

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  The Trillion Dollar Opportunity in Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Harvard Business Review Closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship and fueling the growth of women-owned enterprises will unleash new ideas, services, and products into markets around the world. Strength in Numbers: How Women from Twitter, Facebook, and Uber are Teaming Up to Fund Silicon Valley’s Future…

This Week in Women

I have refrained from providing a weekly link fest as many of my colleagues do (see here, here, here, here, and of course here) because I wasn’t sure I had anything new to add. But for the past few weeks, I’ve been keeping track of all the great content I read about women – as…

More Money, More Problems?

On a long car trip this weekend, we found ourselves scanning through FM radio stations. Somewhere in east Texas, the 1996 ballad “Mo Money Mo Problems” from the late hip-hop artist Notorious B.I.G. began playing. If you don’t know the song, here is the chorus: I don’t know what they want from me It’s like…