I am sure many of your saw the recent video of hedge fund Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones where he shared his thoughts on why women will never, ever, ever be represented in the elite world of macro trading. Needless to say this made me crazy. I immediately reached out to my friend Susan Solovay who was the founder of Pomegranate Capital, a hedge fund of fund of women managers, to work with me to write a response. In her work SUSAN has identified hundreds of women managed hedge funds. Together we wrote the piece below which we chose to publish on LINKEDIN to get it out there on a timely basis.
If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I spent a good part of 2009 working on a paper in partnership with The National Council for Research on Women called “Women in Fund Management: A Roadmap to Critical Mass and Why it Matters.” I was passionate about this paper because I wanted to understand myself why, WHY were there so few women in the business of money. ( download the report here ) As you will see there are a lot of reasons and better yet we presented a long list of solutions. I am TRULY hoping that because of these ridiculous comments by Mr. Tudor Jones we can revive this conversation and take action!!!! Please send the paper around to everyone and anyone you know as not only does…
Social media continues to change and evolve at an amazing rate. Tweeting, Blogging, Linking, Facebooking, Posting, Instagraming – who would have thought 20 years ago these would be commonly understood everyday language? I have been getting more active on all these platforms and one in particular, LINKEDIN.
In October 2012, LinkedIn launched a new platform called the “Influencers” which I was recently asked to join. The purpose of this platform is to give LinkedIn members the ability to follow an exclusive group of Influencers and thought leaders who are sharing their knowledge and insights with their 200+ million members.
Since I was asked to join the program about a month ago I have written three posts. The first was a topic of interest and response to an article published in Fortune about Warren Buffett. The second post I was asked to write by the LinkedIn team as part of a special feature – “The Commencement Speech You Wish You’d Heard.” I joined other Influencers such as Maria Shriver, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and many more on giving the advice I wish I’d heard or knew when sitting in my cap and gown on graduation day. The third I just wrote last night and is about the 10,000 Small Business program of Goldman Sachs. The Influencers platform is a powerful tool and a great resource for professionals, current and aspiring. It’s offers a wealth of information, insights and advice from all kinds…
IIplanned on doing my best blog entry yet! On the top of my ten page ‘to do’ list it says in capital letters BLOG FOR MAY 12TH – RELFECTIONS ON 16 YEARS MOTHERHOOD. Well it’s May 11th and I am just sitting down to do this. What got in my way of accomplishing this important goal? Motherhood. I have been too busy this past week trying to be a great mother to find the time to write thoughtfully on motherhood. So this is not what I hoped it would be, but maybe that is a good thing. Learning to just do what you can do, and letting that be enough, is perhaps the most important lesson any us mothers can learn.
This has been a particularly challenging 5 weeks and one where if I were to look back and give myself a mommy grade, it would not be pretty. It started with a surgery that knocked me out for a bit which meant I did little around the house or for the kids. When I did recover I had to travel to New York City for yet another important meeting for Women Moving Millions, and to receive an award from the Global Fund for Women. I was thrilled and honored but at the same time there was a dose of guilt for being away, again. Then it was back to Park City for a quick turnaround. I had to leave the next…