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Women in Finance

10 companies prioritize gender equality in the workforce

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.30.2017 | Women
Charu Sharma

Senator Scott Wiener kicked off The 2017 Gender Equality Challenge Forum this past Friday at the Gap Inc HQ in San Francisco. The Department on the St...

Invest Like a Girl

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business
Julie Fox Gorte

Warren Buffett invests like a girl. What? Doesn't everyone know that men are better investors than women? Not if they read. When you really examine ...

Elizabeth Hamilton on the Face of $10 Bill

Debra L. Morrison | Posted 04.22.2017 | Women
Debra L. Morrison

Cokie Roberts wrote of Elizabeth's valor, ingenuity and resourcefulness, as opposed to her "philandering liar husband, Alexander" as a fitting choice to grace the FRONT of the $10 bill; I couldn't agree more.

Show Us the Money

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

It was entirely appropriate that the Treasury Department held its 6th annual Women in Finance & Technology Symposium on St. Patrick's Day, a day symbolized by green. Because green -- as in money -- is what this gathering was all about.

Trailblazing Women: Ella Rabener, Co-founder & CMO Scalable Capital

Anne Ravanona | Posted 02.25.2017 | Technology
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global In...

Why Women Need To Stick Together At Work

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business

It's hard to read Maureen Sherry's account of how women were treated at investment bank Bear Stearns. It's almost even more heartbreaking to read how ...

Banking Doesn't Have To Be A Boys' Club, Bank Of America Exec Says

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business

If banking is going to shrug off its reputation of a boys' club, the whole industry needs to rethink how it recruits women. That's according to Anne ...

The 'First Lady Of Wall Street' Was A Total Badass

Posted 09.20.2013 | Women

Muriel Siebert was seriously awesome. The "first lady of Wall Street" wasn't going to let a little sexism get in the way of her ambitions. In an in...

7 Women Who Got Their Big Breaks Before 30

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

Often we hear more about notable young women's appearances than their intellect and character. Of course, there are plenty of women who make valuab...

4 Ways To Be A Powerful Woman

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women

Women today are eager to talk about professional success, and few things are more beneficial to those conversations than the advice of already-success...

Former Wall Street Heavy Hitter On The 'Unspoken Secret To Success'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.01.2013 | Women

Being a woman at the top of a male-dominated industry is not an easy position to occupy -- something Sallie Krawcheck, who was once one of the highest...

Sharon Jacquet: Keeping It in the Family

Sharon Jacquet | Posted 08.28.2013 | Women
Sharon Jacquet

When I first got into the finance industry, there weren't a lot of women, especially in senior roles, whom I could look to as a mentor. Now that I'm in that position, I can use my insights to help aspiring women bankers achieve their goals.

To Profit, Financial Industry Needs More Women and Stronger Relationships

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Who do you trust more: a used-car salesman, congressperson or your financial advisor? According to a recent survey, we trust our government about as much as we trust our financial institutions.

Women and Investing

Tyrone Jackson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Tyrone Jackson

I encourage women to create a financial plan even if they are now in a committed relationship. Your financial plan should include your ability to own a home, take a five-star vacation and, of course, retire without the fear of outliving your money. Founder's Message to Women: Ask For What You Want

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

As more women face the challenge, the proverbial glass ceiling will keep cracking and hopefully, one day it will break apart. Until then, don't be afraid to take risks and nurture your ideas. They might just hatch.

Why Mothers Should Play a Bigger Role in Family Finances

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

The lingering disparity in gender roles when it comes to financial decisions could lead to families handling their money less effectively.

Is Investing Too 'Masculine' For Women?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.20.2013 | Women

According to one blogger, there's an easy explanation for why there are so few female private investors in America -- investing is inherently masculin...

POLL: Should You Mix Drinking And Work?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Two things about drinking in the workplace have changed since the Mad Men-era standard of downing five glasses of scotch before noon. 1) You would p...

Study: Women in Finance Have to Work Harder to Earn Investor Trust

The Levo League | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
The Levo League

The study says for men in finance, all it takes to earn an investor's trust is the right connections -- not whether you are actually good at your job or not. For the ladies on Wall Street, it is all based on performance.

When Women Leave the Workforce, Think of Those Left Behind

Karen Firestone | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business
Karen Firestone

As women leave their jobs because of the difficulty in balancing their families and work, the loss of friends and touchstones can become unpalatable for those who remain.

Blame it on Hormones: Men are the Cause of Today's Problems

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

What if Facebook's all-male Board of Directors had chosen a female investment banker to head up their ill-fated IPO? What if the "London Whale" or his male boss had been a woman? What if Enron's bad boys had been girls?

Optimism Or Overconfidence?

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Optimism is an attitude. Overconfidence is an error in calculating statistical probabilities. As you think about the value of being optimistic, I encourage you to make a distinction between optimism and overconfidence.

'Women In Finance': See The Female Business Leaders Whom The White House Invited To Its Symposium (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House assembled some of the top women leaders in the financial world today for its "Women In Finance Symposium" (streaming live on the WH we...

Want Less Risk? Hire More Women!

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

The higher the amount of testosterone, the more willing people are to take risks. Women, with considerably less of the male hormone coursing through their bodies, are more risk averse.

Advancing Women into Financial Leadership Boosts Bottom Line

Linda Basch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Linda Basch

There's a foolproof way to shift away from high-stakes gambling in the financial sector that makes perfect economic sense: hire more women.