As I reflect on my experience as a woman in the investment industry, I’d like to share a recent conversation I had with a student at Nichols College, a small private college in my home state.
A male student asked me what my biggest challenge was in getting to where I am today in my career and my immediate response was, “Well, besides being a woman…”
Don’t get me wrong. Women are unstoppable.
We have overcome explicit and implicit discrimination, we’ve risen to (almost all) of the top spots in government and industry and we’ve done it all while being held to long-standing social expectations of women as homemakers and primary caregivers.
We can point to the progress of our mothers and…