• women

    Is Progress For Women On Wall Street Hopeless?

    Wall Street’s “huge and persistent” gender gap continues to befuddle the best laid plans for achieve something at least approximating gender equality in finance. We’re supposedly far beyond the days of rank harassment and sexism, yet women continue to underperform–earning less, leaving more and less frequently rising to the top of their banks and brokerages–when […]

    / May 21, 2008 at 8:36 AM
  • women

    We Still Think A Women’s Forum Should Be Held In The Kitchen

    In the Anglo-Western world, financial institutions left and right are patting themselves on the back for adding more of that “other” gender to their echelons of upper-management. According the Financial News Online, “The number of female directors on the boards of the 20 banks surveyed has increased by 75%, from 20 to 35, and the […]

    / Sep 24, 2007 at 2:35 PM
  • women

    2007 Playmate of the Year On Investing

    Actually, not off to a bad start. She’s in two mutual funds. And, sorry, Jim Cramer. She’s never heard of you. TheStreet.com Video [TheStreet.com] Hat tip to Crossing Wall Street.]

    / Sep 24, 2007 at 9:13 AM
  • women

    Women Are Powerful

    Do you agree with Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful women? Merkel is #1, fine, but Oprah below the CEO of Rite Aid (the logic here is that America’s housewives need their prescription refills to tolerate the massive emotional swings required of an Oprah viewing without lighting themselves on fire)? Ruth Bader Ginsburg below […]

    / Aug 31, 2007 at 9:27 AM
  • Wall Street, women

    Dana Vachon’s Women of Wall Street, With Penelope Trunk

    We were getting a pedicure yesterday and were thus in closer proximity to a stack of horrible women’s magazines than we usually like to be. Since they’re all the same mindless trash, we randomly selected the Marie Claire with a hungry-looking Ashley Olsen cover girl off the top and set to work educating ourselves about […]

    / Aug 13, 2007 at 4:00 PM
  • Lehman, Office Culture, women

    Getting Ahead Without Giving Head

    Let’s say you’re a lady, working in the business world. You want to get ahead but doing so by conventional means like working hard is such hard work and we live in a patriarchal society that will always value the penis over performance. Just what’s a girl to do? The Wall Street Journal suggests putting […]

    / Aug 2, 2007 at 3:00 PM
  • CFOs, Health, women

    C(heart)LBY an expert in managed care of wives, mistresses

    Details are emerging about the May resignation of WellPoint CFO David Colby. Colby was forced to resign after his 10 year stint by WellPoint Chairman, President, Secretary of the Exchequer, CEO, and Grand Poobah Larry Glasscock for violating the company’s code of conduct. The Colbinator was a pretty big deal in the managed care sector, […]

    / Jun 15, 2007 at 10:53 AM
  • women

    The Final Frontier of Feminism

    There’s a reason suffrage should’ve never passed and this is it: ever since women were given the right to vote, they think this victory accords them the voice to demand everything afforded to men, even if it’s not something to be desired. You don’t see men out there picketing for multiple orgasms and there’s a […]

    / Mar 22, 2007 at 12:11 PM
  • Economics, Hotness Metrics, women

    Hotness Metrics: Emily Oster Reader Poll

    We asked and you answered. Commenters were evenly divided between finding Bright Young Thing Emily Oster Cute and Not Cute nor Hot. But with additional ballots for “could get hot,” “IB Analyst hot” and “country club hot” we’re almost ready to declare Emily Oster officially “Fetching.” But why not take this to a broader vote? […]

    / Jan 11, 2007 at 4:34 PM
  • Economics, women

    Foxy Economists Making Field Less Dull

    We’re pretty sure that Emily Oster is more than just a set of nice eyes and a pretty smile. But we can’t get over how every time we hear about her someone mentions that she’s a hottie. Yesterday’s New York Times story follows the typical pattern: mention her youth, her marital status (she married the […]

    / Jan 11, 2007 at 11:12 AM
  • banking culture, women

    Women on Wall Street: It Still Kind Of Sucks

    We were looking forward to reading Selling Women Short Gender and Money on Wall Street, the new book by Louise Marie Roth about why women continue to underperform men on Wall Street. A good book on Wall Street sexism should have enough outlandish stories–women eating pickles soaked in moisturizer on the trading floor–to get you […]

    / Dec 20, 2006 at 9:58 AM
  • banking culture, Reader Poll, women

    As It Turns Out, There Aren’t Many Women Bosses At Fortune 500 Companies

    On Suday, the Business Section of the New York Times ran an article complaining about the “dearth of female bosses“—only about 16 percent of corporate officers at Fortune 500 companies are women. Included in the long list of lamentations is the fact that even the few women who do make it into the top ranks […]

    / Dec 19, 2006 at 10:09 AM
  • Goldman Sachs, women

    Top Goldman Gal Dumps Bank

    Goldman Sachs announced the loss of a second member of its 23-member management committee in as many weeks. Suzanne Nora Johnson, the highest-ranking woman at the firm, will leave in January. Since Nora Johnson came up through Goldman’s investment banking division, her news of her departure following so closely on the resignation of Scott Kapnick, […]

    / Dec 5, 2006 at 10:43 AM
  • women

    As It Turns Out, Being A Woman On Wall Street Still Kind Of Sucks

    Compensation on Wall Street is rarely based solely on how much money one individual brings in. Wall Street types work in teams; being on a profitable team will earn you a big bonus. Unfortunately, teams in her survey rarely shared, say, compatible areas of expertise. Instead, they tended to form around shared social characteristics—like all […]

    / Nov 29, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • Corporate Governance, Economics, studies, women

    Study Shows Having Girl Women Directors Enhances Girliness Corporate Governance

    We’ve been to enough board meetings that look like those Miller Lite “Man Law” commercials to know that having more women on corporate boards is probably a good idea. But we’re a bit skeptical about this recent study sponsored by TIAA-CREF which claims to demonstrate that having three or more women on the board “enhances […]

    / Nov 9, 2006 at 3:29 PM
  • banking culture, women

    As It Turns Out, Women Hate Wall Street

    Ah yes. Always the problem. Wall Street executives trying to figure out to “retain” the “top-flight” women “they spend bundles to attract.” Wall Street is cutting edge when it comes to innovating and monetizing new ideas related to finance. Not so when it comes to women. The rough-and-tumble world of high finance remains among the […]

    / Nov 3, 2006 at 2:14 PM
  • banking culture, women

    Sure Mommy Still Loves You. But Mommy Loves Cognac Too.

    First we find out that we’re not supposed to marry a career woman. Now it turns out its a mistake to have one as a mother also. Lucia Skwarek, a portfolio manager and mother in New York City, gets on a plane bound for business in Moscow or Milan, there are not only meetings, but […]

    / Nov 1, 2006 at 2:46 PM

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