Lauren Foster

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Lauren Foster is a content director at CFA Institute, where she focuses on private wealth and behavioral finance. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Barron’s and the Financial Times. Prior to her freelance work, Foster was an editor and writer for the FT, where she covered wealth management. She holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. Topical Expertise: Behavioral Finance · Private Wealth Management

Women’s Work: Getting Ahead Despite Glass Ceilings, Glass Cliffs, and Leaky Pipelines

Women's Work: Getting Ahead Despite Glass Ceilings, Glass Cliffs, and Leaky Pipelines

Women make up more than half of the professional and technical workforce in the United States, and yet the gender gap in business and investment management persists. What’s important is to raise awareness around the issue of gender bias and work and to encourage organizations to foster professional development among women. The way forward and towards change is having the conversation in the first place. Read more

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Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Our Brains and “The Disease” of Busyness

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros Our Brains and "The Disease" of Busyness

I don’t know about you, but I have a very hard time sitting still and just “being” instead of “doing.” My idea of “relaxing” usually involves something physical: running, swimming, cooking, spring cleaning, doing whatever, so long as I’m on the move. It takes a lot of discipline to just “be” instead of “do.” Which is why a passage from a recent post on the On Being blog, “The Disease of Being Busy,” really struck me. Read more

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