Articles of Interest
Newest Class of Corporate Directors Is the Most Diverse Yet, but Gains Are Uneven
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. public companies added the most diverse slate of new directors on record to their boards over the past year, with a surge of Black nominees and elevated numbers of women and first-time directors, according to two new studies.
Ernesta Procope, the ‘First Lady of Wall Street’, Dies at 98
Ernesta Procope, whose insurance company was greeted as the first Black-owned business on the boulevard of American finance when it relocated its office to Wall Street in 1979, has died. She was 98. As founding president of E.G. Bowman Co., which billed itself as the largest Black-owned and woman-owned insurance broker in the U.S., Procope made a splash with her arrival at 97 Wall Street in Manhattan.
Forbes Announces Its 50 Over 50: Investment List, Highlighting Female Visionaries On Wall Street And Beyond
Forbes today unveils its 50 Over 50: Investment list, which highlights the female investors and financial leaders who are leading high-growth businesses in the male-dominated spaces of Wall Street, venture capital, and impact investing. Forbes‘ “50 Over 50” platform, in partnership with Mika Brzezinski’s “Know Your Value,” is dedicated to shining a light on diverse women over the age of 50 who have achieved significant success later in life, often by overcoming formidable odds or barriers.
The 10 Toughest Career Life Lessons I've Learned (So Far)
Your career should be a landscape for constant learning, personal growth, and professional metamorphosis (yep, I said it!). Here are 10 important career lessons I've learned so far.
How the First Disabled and Woman-Owned NYSE Floor Broker Is Changing Wall Street
Cynthia DiBartolo’s journey to the New York Stock Exchange floor was fraught with challenges and difficulty. In July 2021, DiBartolo’s firm, Tigress Financial Partners, became the first disabled and woman-owned floor broker to become a member of the NYSE.
The Power Of Diverse Perspectives: Why We Need More Women In Finance
We know the world is evolving rapidly, but in some areas, evidence of that evolution is harder to come by. While women compose nearly 50 percent of financial services employees, they represent a mere 15 percent of industry executives. If our true goal is to help families prosper, that has to change.