Mardi Gras Selloff of 2020

Did you know today is Ash Wednesday and that yesterday was Mardi Gras day, the end of carnival season? If not then you definitely not live in New Orleans like I do. While our streets were filled with floats, plastic beads, costumes, glitter, and revelry for the sixth and seventh day in a row, the…

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19th Amendment, 19 Women: The New York Philharmonic’s 2020 Program Celebrates Suffragists NPR, Weekend Edition “Less than 3% of the music presented on the concert stage is written by women,” says Deborah Borda, the orchestra’s president and CEO, and one of the architects of Project 19. That’s worldwide, not just in the United States, which…

Do You Ever Wonder What It’s All About?

Every now and then I read a book that rocks my world. This was the case last week when, while holding my newborn daughter in my arms, I read When Breath Becomes Air, a memoir written by a young man, a neurosurgical resident, who knows he is dying from cancer. Lucky for us readers, he…

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House Votes to Eliminate Deadline on Adding ERA to Constitution Natalie Andrews, Wall Street Journal The effort to pass the ERA has seen a revival as of late, as more state legislatures have voted to ratify the 24-word amendment to the Constitution that says “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by…

Introducing Anne

Last Tuesday, February 4, 2020, our daughter Anne Louise leMercier duQuesnay was born. Our lives are changed forever. We did not know her gender prior to the birth, and I thought I had no preference. Now I cannot imagine her any other way. It makes perfect sense that I should have the honor of raising…

What Does Coronavirus Mean for Investors?

The most common question I get from investors is, “What do you guys think about the market here?”. Whether it is from clients, potential clients, at a family gathering, or at a cocktail party, this is the number one question on every investor’s mind. I used to dismiss the question and state the obvious –…

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Rock the Street, Wall Street and founder Maura Cunningham Featured on the TODAY Show Rock the Street, Wall Street, a program founded by Maura Cunningham, is inspiring young girls across the country to embrace their interest in math. NBC’s Savannah Sellers sat down with Cunningham to learn more about the her mission to provide mentorship…

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Mind the 100 Year Gap World Economic Forum 2020 Gender Gap Study None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. That’s the sobering finding of the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, which reveals that gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years. Just 1.3%…

In Case You Were Wondering ….

I am not leaving my job. I am not stepping back. I’m not taking a year or two off. I won’t find it necessary to become a stay-at-home mom because I have two children under four. Maybe you’ve seen this happen to other women – your friend, your daughter, your daughter-in-law, or your niece. Perhaps…

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Why Do the Oscars Keep Shutting Women Out of Best Director? This One Academy Rule Helps Explain It Eliana Dockterman for TIME Though the entire Academy votes on which nominees in all categories will win an actual Oscar, each branch votes on the nominees for its specific category. So the Academy doesn’t choose the Best Director nominees….