Nasty women are fed up and heading to the polls. Lily Herman, a freelance writer and editor, is taking them one step further: getting them elected. Herman’s organization, Getting Her Elected, has more than 1,000 volunteers helping 75 progressive, female candidates run for office. Herman spoke to She Spends about her mission to elect progressive, female candidates and how you can help, regardless of where you live.
For Stacy Francis, founder of the nonprofit Savvy Ladies, a crusade against financial abuse is personal.
Good news for women this week is coming out of the Harvard Business Review. Perhaps unsurprising to many of our readers, the site shared research this week that shows that women respond better to competitive pressure than men do.
One of the most powerful women in finance could be booted from her job very soon, at least if President Donald Trump has his way.
Finding mentorship and receiving peer guidance can be difficult for women. Unlike men, women tend not to ask for these mentoring experiences and rely on different forms of networking. She Spends sat down with Carmilla Tan, FSA, MAAA, senior vice president of analytics at Brighton Health Plan Solutions, the health plan management division of Brighton Health Group, to discuss how women should network and find mentors. She particularly found success with creating two women-oriented support groups. Tan has three mentors and three mentees. She shared her tips with us on finding both.
Feeling excited about last week’s feature on Girls Who Invest? We have another awesome group for you to get excited about.
We’re so excited to share an amazing group with you today. We spoke to Kathleen Powers Dunlap, CEO of Girls Who Invest, about bringing more women into the asset management industry.
Have you ever been to a doctor who dismissed your health concerns? For years, women’s needs haven’t been adequately met by traditional health providers and are even treated less aggressively in their initial treatment than men; Joe Fassler wrote in The Atlantic about how his wife nearly died from ovarian torsion because her pain was not taken seriously at the emergency room.
Although male and female analysts on Wall Street succeed at about the same rate, men are apparently reaping more benefits from their connections than women are, a new report shows.
We have a new heroine this week, and she’s crazy cool.
Venture capitalist Laura Deming is doing really cool things.
Beyond many of the obvious reasons to hire more women (we're better at managing risk, we're more productive and we offer diverse ideas, to name a few), a new study from Catalyst shows that increasing the number of women at work can grow economies.
Great news! The board seat gap got a little narrower this week.
I have a bone to pick with L Brands. The parent company of your favorite mall stores including Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works has a major problem when it comes to gender diversity on the corporate level.
On Aug. 5, news broke that a Google engineer had sent around a 10-page memo to fellow employees that detailed reasons he was skeptical of gender biases in the tech industry, specifically at Google. He claimed that women are biologically less pre-disposed to tech industry jobs.
This week’s business news included a huge item from women-owned and operated Stitch Fix, an online fashion retailer that offers personal styling advice.
I saw a pretty terrifying statistic this week that reminded me of why She Spends exists. Just 17% of older women polled were able to pass a retirement planning literacy test, according to The American College of Financial Services.
Ever hear of Alibaba? It’s an e-commerce brand based in China that has both business-to-business and retail capabilities. Founded in 1999, the site is now trading at $152.11 per share and is worth $384 billion overall.
Venture capital has a severe gender equity problem. For the uninitiated, venture capital funds invest money into startups. These investments are risky, because if the company is a flop, they lose big. If the company, like Glossier, for example, succeeds, so to do investors.