“The big fear society has is your standard of living is going to drop dramatically [in retirement]. And that’s what clients come to you and ask for help on,” says Diane Garnick, chief income strategist and managing director for TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association). So what does the retirement data say? One of the most worrisome trends is the gender retirement gap.
More work needs to be done to close the gender gap across many industries. Raising awareness is one step along this path. On the eve of International Women's Day, Lauren Foster curates career resources to help you progress from "post fear" to the podium.
It has always amazed me when I meet people who have not left their home countries, let alone traveled overseas. Why is that? Why are some people driven to explore the world, while others are content with their lot at home? It turns out wanderlust may be in our genes.
As part of the Future of Finance initiative, CFA Institute recently held an online forum to discuss the high cost of the gender imbalance in finance. Two of the questions that were discussed were: (1) Would it be good for the end investor if women represented more of the industry? and (2) Greater diversity of thought processes can often lead to better end results. But is the finance industry attracting and, perhaps more importantly, retaining women?
As part of CFA Institute’s Future of Finance initiative, we are hosting an online discussion entitled, “The High Cost of the Gender Imbalance in Finance,” on Thursday, 9 April.
Every now and then I come across something so good, I immediately scribble it (or type it) down lest I forget. That’s what happened when I shared a quote about courage with some of my… READ MORE ›
Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation and author of the seminal article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," believes we won't make progress toward real gender equality until we learn to value and respect caregiving as much as we do breadwinning, and until women give up their preconceptions of masculinity and a man's role in the home.
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