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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…

Unknown Unknowns

For over a year, I’ve been kicking around a blog idea in my head that I just couldn’t figure out how to write. The premise – America has a math problem. That math problem became painfully clear to me during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. I cringed each time I heard a misguided…

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The female CEOs on this year’s Fortune 500 just broke three all-time records While these achievements are notable, they’re only part of the story. Having a total of 41 women chief executives amounts to female leadership for just 8.1% of the Fortune 500. Says Lorraine Hariton, CEO of the gender equality organization Catalyst, “We need to tell…

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Return to Office? Some Women of Color Aren’t Ready “This was the first year that I haven’t had my hair commented on and touched without permission in my professional life,” she said. “I actually like not having to go into the office and be constantly reminded that I’m the only Black woman there.” Simone Biles…

Other People’s Money

My dad tells this story about his Finance 101 class in college in the 1970’s. The finance professor walks up to the chalkboard and writes ‘O – P – M’. He points to the acronym with the chalk and circles it while telling his students that the first rule of finance is to use “Other…

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MacKenzie Scott Gives Away Another $2.74 Billion Even as Her Wealth Grows Thanks to the soaring value of that stock, Ms. Scott is accumulating wealth faster than she can give it away. Though she has donated more than $8 billion over the past 11 months, primarily through direct gifts to nonprofits, today she is richer…

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This Week in Woman LIVE returns to Twitter Spaces!! Join me on Monday, June 14th at 4pm ET / 1pm PT for an important conversation about gender and diversity in financial services – and particularly at conferences as we return to live events – with one of my favorite people in the industry, Sonya Dreizler….

Seismic Shift

Change is happening in the financial markets. Can you feel it? It’s like the ground is shifting beneath my feet. Something new is happening, and maybe, just maybe, this time really is different. I write this not to be a fearmonger. Change is the only constant, and adaptation is the only means of survival. Financial…

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From a dusty web relic to showstoppper, how Anjali Sud transformed Vimeo Vimeo wasted its youth striving to be an oddball combo of Netflix and a commercial-free YouTube. After a hard refocus on business users, CEO Anjali Sud has transformed the near-forgotten brand into a $6 billion blockbuster   With her candor, Osaka adds to…