Category: Gender

HBR: How One CEO Prepared Her Organization for Her Retirement

“Last year I decided it was time to shake things up at our investment management company.  After 12 years as president and then CEO, I thought it was time to shift some of my responsibilities to my partners.” In my most recent HBR post, I discuss the difficult process of preparing Aureus for an eventual CEO transition. Read…

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HBR: WORK AFTER #METOO, YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

I offer my thoughts on the #metoo movement from the perspective of a small business owner. In light of the fact that many small businesses operate without an official HR department, issues may arise without proactively leadership. Read the full article in The Harvard Business Review

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HuffPo: BONFIRE OF THE VAIN ONES

This piece was recently featured in The Huffington Post Sometimes I am sitting in a meeting and suddenly Tom Wolfe’s great 1987 novel, “Bonfire of the Vanities” pops into mind. It happens in the presence of a “Master of the Universe,” that deliciously described symbol of Wall Street success. He (almost always a “he”) is a…

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(NYT) A Trillion-Dollar Question: Why Don’t More Women Run Mutual Funds?

This article explores the question of why there are not more women in the mutual fund industry (in America). From the article: “In fact, a paltry 9.4 percent of American mutual fund managers are women, according to a 2015 report by Morningstar. That’s lower than in the rest of the world, where one in five…

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Video: Kari Firestone at TEDx Beacon Street

This past Saturday, Kari Firestone was a speaker at the annual TEDx Beacon Street Event. TEDx Beacon Street is an independently organized TED talk whereby local communities can hold their own TED events and introduce the TED experience to a wider audience. You can watch the video of her performance below.  

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Kari Firestone Speaks at TEDx Beacon Street

This past Saturday, Kari Firestone was a speaker at the annual TEDx Beacon Street Event. TEDx Beacon Street is an independently organized TED talk whereby local communities can hold their own TED events and introduce the TED experience to a wider audience. Kari spoke about the tenets of Sensible Risk-Taking and how we can apply…

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