This Week in Women

Barack Obama – Women are Better Leaders than Men

Saira Asher for BBC News

“I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything… living standards and outcomes.”

Wall Street says it cares about diversity. But most big banks won’t share complete workforce data

Renae Merle and Jenna McGregor for the Washington Post

Then a mentor pulled her aside and suggested she and her husband adopt a child to allay any fears that she would be distracted by a pregnancy.

Black Women now hold Crowns in 5 Major Beauty Pageants

Mihir Zaveri for The New York Times

Together, their wins showed how the competitions have evolved from typically only validating features associated with white women, like lighter skin and straight hair. That evolution could influence communities globally, where blackness is rarely held as the standard of beauty

From left, Kaliegh Garris, Miss Teen USA; Nia Franklin, Miss America; Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA; Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe; and Toni-Ann Singh, Miss World.Credit…Paras Griffin/Getty Images; Steven Ferdman/Getty Images; Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA Today Sports, via Reuters; Paras Griffin/Getty Images; Daniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

When the Surgeon is a Mom

Emma Goldberg for The New York Times

Her friends cautioned her that if she became a surgeon, she would never have a personal life. She wouldn’t have time for children, they warned — and what man would want a spouse who was constantly in the operating room?

Podcast: ‘Do Better’ with Sonya Dreizler

Young Money Podcast from Dasarte Yarnway

In this episode, Sonya Dreizler joins me to discuss her Twitter-breaking ten part series “Do Better” that depicts sexual harassment in the financial services industry. We discuss “locker room talk” and the responsibility of men in this candid session.

Wall Street’s Machine of Silence Stopped a #MeToo Revolution

Max Abelson and Katia Porzecanski for Bloomberg

Men built almost all the big banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, and asset-management companies. Even if men can no longer openly expense trips to strip clubs, they continue to run the industry. Beneath the sanitized surface is an old mix of entitlement, exclusion, and secrecy.


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