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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….

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The Week in Women LIVE with guest Shannon Saccocia, Chief Investment Officer at Boston Private Wealth. Monday August 23rd at 4pm ET / 1pm PT Malala: I Survived the Taliban. I Fear for My Afghan Sisters. In the last two decades, millions of Afghan women and girls received an education. Now the future they were promised is…

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This Week in Women LIVE is Back! My guest on Monday will be Joelle Boneparth, an assistant general counsel for a Fortune 100 company, an author, and a mother of two little girls. I’ve been hooked on Joelle’s weekly newsletter, Our Tiny Rebellions, since she started it earlier this year, and I can’t wait to…

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Can SPACs Give Women A Way Into Investment, The C-Suite And Boards? Women have been underrepresented as capital allocators, in the C suite, at the board level, and as investors. “Having your own SPAC [special purpose acquisition company] is a chance to rewrite corporate America,” said Liu. “It’s an opportunity to invest in women at…

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Why women are the MBA minority and how that could change While law school and medical school have achieved the 50% mark for women enrolled, that has yet to happen in MBA programs. The Forté Foundation, a nonprofit focused on gender parity in business, reports that among its 52 member schools, just 38.5% of full-time MBA students are women….

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Louisiana teen Zaila Avant-garde correctly spells ‘Murraya’ to win Scripps National Spelling Bee Zaila knew she would be the first African American winner of the bee. She knew Black kids around the country were watching Thursday night’s ESPN2 telecast, waiting to be inspired and hoping to follow in the footsteps of someone who looked like…