Initiative Category: WiS

Citigroup’s Jane Fraser to Succeed Michael Corbat as CEO

Jane Fraser will become the first woman to run a major Wall Street bank, succeeding Michael Corbat as Citigroup Inc. chief executive when he retires in February.

Female-managed US funds outperform all-male rivals

All-women and mixed-gender US fund teams outperformed all-male portfolio management teams so far this year, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis.

Jean Hynes Named Next Wellington CEO

Jean Hynes has been named the next CEO of Wellington Management, one of the largest independent investment firms in the world with more than $1 trillion in assets under management. She will take over from Brendan Swords when he retires on June 30, 2021.

Black women are promoted at far lower rates than White men, report finds

When Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, sat down to dinner with her two children this week, she endeavored to explain to them the significance of August 13, 2020. That is the exact date this year that Black women will catch up to the wages White men made in 2019.

Why workplace diversity efforts are failing

Across the country, business leaders, managers and workers are trying to have difficult conversations about race and diversity in the workplace.But the truth is, many people are still uncomfortable discussing these issues and many workplace diversity efforts are failing. This comes down to two reasons.

Double-edged workplace ambition: Good for men, bad for women

Ambition is what sparks individuals to achieve. It propels them forward because it is what makes them want to change the status quo. Ambition is positive for all business leaders unless you are a woman.

The Fortune 500 now has a record number of female CEOs: A whopping 38

Clorox just named Linda Rendle as its new chief executive, bringing the number of women CEOs on the Fortune 500 list to 38 — a new record that underscores the slow pace of change at the highest levels of business.

Wednesdays With WiS: A View From Capitol Hill, Featuring Congresswoman Madeleine Dean

On Wednesday, July 29, Leslie Sack, SFA’s Head of Government Relations hosted a WiS webinar and conversation with Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D, PA-4) on the current state of ongoing Phase 4 legislative relief negotiations and the concerns of individuals and businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesdays with WiS: A View from Capitol Hill, featuring Congresswoman Madeleine Dean

WiS invites you to join Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D, PA-4) from the House Committee on Financial Services on Wednesday, July 29 at 11 AM EDT for an exclusive conversation about Congress’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear a firsthand update on the current state of ongoing relief negotiations, what Democrats on the Financial Services Committee are doing to provide relief for American consumers and business, and how she’s continuing to work hard for businesses and individuals while social distancing.

WiS Week 2020 | How to Shift Perspective and Enhance Decision Making

WiS Week will be fully virtual this year, but has been designed to allow the ability to connect with other attendees throughout the week, culminating in an opportunity to interact with Tali Sharot live on Friday, August 7. This year’s featured speaker is Tali Sharot, a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London and Current Visiting Professor at MIT. Tali is an award-winning author and acclaimed professor, and a leading expert on decision making and emotion. Sharot’s thought-provoking insights have helped organizations induce behavioral change, create decision-making policies, and shift beliefs.