I hope you all caught the headlines about this new PEW Study that is being released. (Women, Men and the New Economics of Marriage) Here is a take from the LA Times and another from the NY Times.
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"The institution of marriage has undergone significant changes in recent decades as women have outpaced men in education and earnings growth. These unequal gains have been accompanied by gender role reversals in both the spousal characteristics and the economic benefits of marriage." The study is full of stats and bottom line there are huge business and social implications.
Another great piece was published today by Nicki Gilmour at the Glass Hammer. Nicki makes a compelling case for the "Critical Mass Principle," which advocates for a minimum of 30% women on corporate boards and in senior leadership positions. Thanks Nicki for the mention and for highlighting our "Women in Fund Management' paper.
Nicki also mentions Linda Tarr Whelan who just wrote a great book called "Women Lead the Way." I spent a few hours with Linda this week and she truly 'gets it.' The book is a great read and articulates the reasoning behind, why women, why now. Please buy a copy and give a copy to any man ( or woman ) in power who clearly doesn't. You can also give them a copy of the PEW report. If you need even more evidence wait about a week until I have my web-site up! It will be loaded with it.