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The internet loves many things. Among them: taking quizzes and patronizing women when it comes to money. (OK, also pictures of cats. But I’m with the internet on that one.)
You may have heard us at Ellevest puzzle through that tells us that girls are given different messages than boys are about money: Girls are taught to save, and boys are taught to build wealth.
Whew. We did it. We made it through February … what feels like the longest month of the year, the home of Seasonal Affective Disorder, the purgatory of dark mornings and early sunsets.
Late last week, you probably read about Robert Kraft, best known as the owner of the New England Patriots, being charged with soliciting prostitutes in Florida.
“How sexist will the media’s treatment of female candidates be? Rule out ‘not at all.’”)
Over the weekend, I read an of the venture capital industry’s progress on bringing more women into the business and promoting them to leadership positions.
The stats on the advancement of women in business can get pretty depressing: the number of female CEOs is declining, the gender pay gaps are barely moving.
It’s becoming an Ellevest tradition to take stock of the wins for women over the past year. And 2018 was quite a year for women.
Two weeks ago, we talked about the litany of issues that the stock market is fretting about. Recently, those have crystallized into one main thing: worries about a US trade war with China.
The stock market is fretful. I’ve always thought of the price, and the daily price movements, of individual stocks as telling a bit of a story.
Well, a couple of weeks ago, Lean In and McKinsey that showed that, despite all the leaning we all did, there’s been no advancement of women in business. None, nada, nothing.
Well, this isn’t a lot of fun, this market volatility. It’s a bit like turbulence on a flight. Uncomfortable, but historically not dangerous to your financial health.