Tuesday’s diary entry turned into a piece over at HuffPo they called “Why are Goldman’s Women Partners Invisible?” It is the most important piece of writing I have ever put out in to the world. The combination and timing of Goldman’s New Partner and MD Announcements, Bloomberg Market’s Magazines Cover piece on Lloyd Blankfein and the Goldman Alumni, and Goldman’s lack of comment to it, created a moment that I was called to respond to in a big way. CALLED. This piece is about the absence of Women’s Leadership, broadly. So if you are a woman at Goldman now, and reading this, please know I pray, pray, this piece helps and not hurts.
I continue to be so grateful to Goldman Sachs for so many things but on this issue, on the issue of Womens Leadership, I expect more of them. That is why I left six years ago, because I felt I had done all that I could do there and I was tired. (and I am sure many of the people there were tired of me) Well, I have gotten my energy back. That Bloomberg article ignited me.
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With so much going on in the markets right now and in the world in general, and so much going on within me, I’ve decided to put my thoughts out there in a new way. Through the newsletter, I’ll share the lessons I learn from my various meetings with movers and shakers, links to what I’m reading, and news and views about money, markets, and changing the world–one purse at a time. I will also be asking other thought leaders to author letters as well. My dream is to make this effort a vehicle for empowerment and positive change. Simply enter your email address in the box to the right.
I just had a great idea. For all you women reading this… next year, let’s agree, to all wear Wonder Women costumes for Halloween! The more SHEROs in the world the better, even if it is just for one day. Actually….. I invite men to wear them too.