Thought Leadership

September 22, 2016

Four Reasons Why Gender Equality In The Workplace Is Closer Than You Think

The “queen bee” is dying. You’ve heard of her, right? She’s that senior businesswoman at the top of her field who didn’t help other women get ahead—or, worse yet, actively worked against them. Was she just a natural bitch?
August 1, 2016

Why Diversity and Equality Should Go Hand in Hand

Equality is one of those concepts that sounds simple (and should be simple), but in reality is quite complex. The same goes for diversity. And the real trick is not in achieving one or the other, but both.
May 10, 2016

Investing as a Social Change Strategy

As a male financial executive, I'’m well aware that I may not fit the mold of a typical feminist.1 So why have I made gender equality a core tenet of my professional life?
April 1, 2016

Mind the Pay Gap

Equal pay for equal work: it’s not just the law, it makes sense financially and ethically. But just because something is sensible doesn’t make it standard operating procedure. Every country in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has a gender pay gap, ranging from Korea’s 36.6% pay gap to New Zealand’s 5.6%.1
March 30, 2016

Are You Ready to Invest in Women?

Imagine walking into your first Wall Street job, fresh out of college, ready to take on the world. That was me twenty-five years ago when I boldly entered the world of finance as a sales assistant for two institutional brokers.
March 14, 2016

7 Ways We Can Promote Gender Equality

Do you remember when 62 million girls were denied an education?1 Or when a third of women worldwide experienced physical or sexual violence?2 Or 5,000 girls were victims of honor killings annually? 3 You should, because these aren’t references to the distant past. This is happening today - in 2016.
February 15, 2016

4 Reasons Not to Support Pay Equity

Unless you’ve been living off-the-grid in recent months, you’ve probably heard a lot about the gender pay gap. The topic has dominated headlines from the New York Times, to Fortune, to Freakonomics, to the Atlantic, to the Wall Street Journal-and was a point of discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
January 1, 2016

Gender Equality as an Investment Concept

“The best clue to a nation’s growth and development potential is the status and role of women.” — David S. Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
November 23, 2015

Why I am a Male Feminist

As a male financial executive, I'’m well aware that I may not fit the mold of a typical feminist.1 So why have I made gender equality a core tenet of my professional life?
September 23, 2015

Women and Impact Investing

We often hear of a “gender gap” in politics. We’ll have to see what 2016 brings, but in the 2012 presidential election, women supported Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by 10 percentage points more than men did.