Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lehman Sisters ...say what?

Many people (um, everybody) are wondering why the economy took a turn for the worse. It was Wall St. bankers greedy ways that left us in this never-ending hole, but would the same have been true if there were more women financiers?

Hmm. Check out Nicholas Kristof's NY Times column to find out!

...Wall Street is one of the most male-dominated bastions in the business world; senior staff meetings resemble a urologist’s waiting room. Aside from issues of fairness, there’s evidence that the result is second-rate decision-making...

Maybe the silver lining of this dreadful economy is the doors it will open for women in the finance world.