This Week in Women – COVID-19 Edition

It was another wild week on Wall Street, with stocks trading up and down more than 2% every day. Monday was up, Tuesday down, Wednesday up 4.4%, then down Thursday and Friday. It was enough to give investors whiplash. Meanwhile there are growing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the US. These numbers will…

It’s Too Late

It’s too late for containment. “COVID-19” coronavirus is here and spreading in communities all over the United States. China, the second largest economy in the world, has shut down major manufacturing facilities for over a month. Supply chain disruption is already happening. Corporations are cancelling business travel. Schools are closing. The Tokyo Olympics might be…

This Week in Women – Markets in Turmoil Edition

What a week! The S&P 500 Index declined 11.50% and the Dow lost more than 12%. Every day felt like a sucker punch, and it was weird to feel relieved when the market closed down ‘only’ 1.5% on Friday. The importance of having a plan in place before things get bad was on full display….

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…