THE POWER OF INCLUSION
Equality. Economic strength. When more women participate in the workforce and hold positions in the C-suite or on boards, everyone benefits. Gender lens investing offers the ability to put words into action. Continue reading
Staying abreast of technology developments is a necessary aspect of leadership and management today. I recently came across a compelling article on hbr.org about blockchain and bitcoin technology. Continue reading
Jennifer Openshaw is something of a modern-day Renaissance woman. A nationally known consumer financial innovator, author, and commentator, she has been at the forefront of change, from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to Main Street. She currently works with EY’s digital financial wellness platform and is also building Girls with Impact, a unique entrepreneurship program created just for girls to help corporate leaders engage in diversity and develop the next generation of female talent. This comes following her role as Partner and Global Marketing Leader at Mercer, where she helped lead the ‘When Women Thrive’ research platform.
I recently had the chance to sit down and speak with Jennifer about the roots of her interest in financial services, the drivers of her success and her take on current and future trends. Continue reading
As CEO of IBM, Ginni Rometty is no stranger to both the complexities of the modern business environment and gender diversity. Artificial intelligence, or cognitive computing, as IBM prefers to call it, is not a threat to jobs. In fact, Rometty believes the purpose of AI is to augment the human brain and simplify the job of sorting through the information overload so prevalent today. IBM’s AI program, Watson, famously beat a human on the game show Jeopardy and saved a woman dying of cancer. So how can we leverage AI in a way that benefits all? Rometty says the key is using ethical practices and standards in the development of AI: Continue reading