What Will It Take For More Women to Win Elections

  • CAN WOMEN WIN?: What will it take for women to win in political office? Politico explored this week, and it's a big deal. Per the report, "the U.S. ranks 101st, below China, Iraq and Afghanistan, when it comes to gender equity in our national legislature." 
  • WHEN TO SEND A DICK PIC?: ABSOLUTELY NEVER. But especially not on LinkedIn, or else your company could become responsible. Yikes. 
  • KAMALA, INTERRUPTED: Did you catch the Jeff Sessions hearing in the Senate this week? Kamala Harris, a Democratic senator from California, came with her former-lawyer pants on, but was once again interrupted by her peers. Why can't people listen to women of color? So frustrating! 
  • GOLDILOCKS PAY?: Who is underpaid, who is overpaid, and who gets paid what they're worth
  • BEAUTIFYING: In last week's newsletter we discussed how the one woman CEO in charge of a Fortune 500 cosmetics company is Avon CEO Sheri McCoy. Not so fast. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that she has plans to step down.
  • PRETTIER NEWS: Check out how an economist mixes high end and drugstore products to make the perfect skincare and makeup routine. 
  • TECH LADIES: Women make up fewer than 10% of all venture capital backed tech startup owners, according to a new study. The numbers are worse when look at minorities. Just 2% of all VC-backed startups are owned by Latinos, while just 1% are owned by African Americans.
  • HUSTLIN': Do people actually make money from the sharing economy? A new study shows that 85% of people in the sharing economy make less than $500 per month. 

- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #7