This Week in Black Women

I have struggled to find the words to convey the pain I feel about racial injustice and inequality in my country. I worry that I don’t deserve to say anything about it at all, that I am not qualified to comment. But I am glad the spark his finally been lit, and that we are…

A Market No One Could Predict

Close your eyes and imagine you are transported back to the end of December. I tell you that next year, a highly infectious and deadly, respiratory virus will break out in China. It will not be contained and will spread to every country in the world within a few months, infecting millions and killing hundreds…

To the Class of 2020

I have thought about this year’s high school graduating class many time since the pandemic began closing schools. I regret that they are missing out on rites of passage like prom, graduation, and those last few weeks on campus where everything is wrapped up and nothing seems to matter. Many have plans to attend colleges…

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‘I had to choose being a mother’: With no childcare or summer camps, women are bring edged out of the workforce The Lily There is not enough time to do everything. Families have to make tough choices: If a ball must be dropped, which one should it be? Chances are, in a heterosexual couple, it…

The Slow Money

I have spent my entire career in wealth management. It happened by accident. I wanted to be an investment banker, but neither of the regional banks that recruited at my school were interested in me. After graduation, I interviewed for a position on an institutional fixed income desk. Afterwards, I rode down the elevator with…

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Bletchley Park codebreaker, who helped change course of World War II dies of coronavirus The Scotsman The veteran, who spent more than 20 months helping to decipher German codes at the top secret facility, died on Monday at an Edinburgh care home. She was 97, and had tested positive for Covid-19 shortly before her death….

Proud to Call it Home

In 1994, the Young Leadership Council (YLC), a civically active group of young professionals in New Orleans, launched a public relations campaign to reinvigorate enthusiasm for the city of New Orleans and its residents and ex-pats. Titled “New Orleans, Proud to Call it Home”, the slogan was printed on posters and bumper stickers. Energetic volunteers…

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Why are Women-Led Nations Doing Better with Covid-19? Amanda Taub, New York Times We should resist drawing conclusions about women leaders from a few exceptional individuals acting in exceptional circumstances. But experts say that the women’s success may still offer valuable lessons about what can help countries weather not just this crisis, but others in…

For How Long?

As the coronavirus drags in to its third month, many are asking – how long will it last? How long will we be working from home? How long will schools be closed? How long until large events can resume? Waiting for something with an unknown end date is maddening. It might be easier to wait…

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The Leader We Wish We All Had Sanya Dosani and Adam Westbrook, New York Times The coronavirus has turned several public health officials and local leaders into bona fide celebrities, and perhaps no one is more compelling than the Ohio Health Department’s Dr. Amy Acton. She wasn’t just the brains behind the state’s early, aggressive coronavirus…