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We are in the midst of a robust national conversation about gender. We're talking about the shifting roles and expectations of men and women, and whether the U.S. is "ready" for a female president.

My Best Advice About the Markets Right Now

So when do we get that quiet, boring August? So much going on. So much. And so far, August has been the most volatile month of the year in the equity markets.

Everyone’s Asking the Wrong Question

Knowing that diversity is a desirable objective, if you have two candidates for a board role and the white male is the “better” candidate, which one should you choose?”

Be Like Brienne of Tarth

Last week, Gwendoline Christie, otherwise known as (Ser) Brienne of Tarth from “Game of Thrones,” because HBO did not

“Equal Pay! Equal Pay!”

How about that US Women’s soccer team? Getting their jobs done, serving as role models, working incredibly hard, calling out the pay inequities that they face...and winning.

We Have to Break the Wheel

The more I think about it, the more panels I’m on about driving diversity, the more I believe that — in order to make real progress — we have to “break the wheel.”

Money Is Not Just for Men

“I would argue that in our society, money is a male construct.”

I'm Done Competing With Other Women

​So I didn’t know there was such a thing as a National Best Friends Day. But there is, and it was last Saturday.

The Advice I Wish I’d Had as a Grad

It’s that time of year again. Graduation. And so we’re hearing a lot of: “Commencement doesn’t mean ‘ending;’ it means ‘beginning.’” “Find your passion.” “You can do whatever you put your mind to.”

This Likability Thing Goes Deep

If you’re having a moment this week (and aren’t we all?) and want to imagine a different world, think about how different our world might be:

Just buy the f***ing latte

It’s springtime and it’s shaping up to be the season of patronizing financial advice . . . oddly, involving coffee.

What’s Missing From This Ad?

Anybody see this full-page Wall Street Journal ad from investing firm Brown Brothers Harriman last week?*