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Why Women’s History Month Is in March

March is National Women's History Month, but since women are pretty historic year-round, it begs the question: Why March? Is this month significant to women's history, or is it just an arbitrary month on the calendar? The answer involves a little bit of history and a little bit of coincidence.

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Structured Finance Association Publishes 2020 Annual Report

The Structured Finance Association (SFA), the leading trade group for the securitization industry, released its 2020 annual report.

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Structured Finance Association Supports Federal Legislation to Ease LIBOR Transition

SFA released the following statement on testimony delivered by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell at a U.S. House Committee on Financial Services hearing in which Powell expressed support for federal legislation to ease the transition away from the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

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Without Change, Black Workers Won’t Reach Parity for 95 Years, Report Says

If there's no change in current promotion, attrition and external hiring rates, it may take about 95 years for Black private sector employees in the U.S. to reach parity in management positions — 12% representation overall, according to McKinsey & Company.

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Only 1 in 3 Managers Check Their Black Female Employees’ Well-Being, New Study Shows

Just before the 2020 recession, Black female professionals were advancing in the workplace. But according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in January 2021, Black female professionals' unemployment rate continued to increase, reaching 9.0% from 7.7% in December 2020. Compare this percentage to white female professionals' unemployment rate, which held steady from December 2020 at 5.3%.

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This Congress Is the Most Diverse Ever. But Hill Staffers Remain Overwhelmingly White.

Last month, when Michael J. Brewer became one of 10 communications directors of color out of roughly 100 in the U.S. Senate, he took it as a small sign of progress.

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Professor Chris Brummer Calls for More Black Financial Regulators in SEC Black History Month Keynote

For Georgetown Law Professor Chris Brummer, the nation’s glaring lack of Black financial regulators is tied directly to the long history of economic injustice. In his keynote address at the Security and Exchange Commission’s Black History Month Celebration, Brummer challenged the agency to increase its Black representation

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Women’s Status And Pay In The C-Suite: New Study

In the highest ranks of corporate America, there are seven times as many male executive officers as female executive officers; and, at the CEO level, men outnumber women by almost 17 to one, according to a new report from Morningstar authored by Jackie Cook.

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Black, Latina Women Disproportionately Lack Remote Work Options, Report Says

Black and Latina women continue to disproportionately struggle with the effects of the pandemic on the job market, according to a Feb. 10 study by WerkLabs, the data and insights division of The Mom Project. One-third of Black mothers and one-fourth of Latina mothers said they were unable to work remotely during the pandemic, compared to only one-tenth of both White and Asian mothers.

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This Wall Street Veteran Is Working To Bring Diversity to Corporate America

When Dee C. Marshall worked on Wall Street, she was often the only Black woman in the room. These days, she is striving towards making corporate America more diverse. After the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer last May, she’s seen a definite shift in attitude.