A few weeks before, my new firm, Chairman Mother, hosted a retreat in a gold mining city for 100 girls. There were no men on site. And it had been through the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
One of our speakers was Sallie Krawcheck, one of the most successful women in the history of Wall Street, formerly called the “Last Honest Analyst” by Fortune Magazine, and the creator of Ellevest, a business which wants to solve the investment gap between women and men.
It’s difficult to describe the power and friendships which came out of it. Conversations occurred that are difficult to have a gender room. There was a clarity that is frequently missing in conversations where you are speaking to men as well as girls.
She gave a fervent talk about everything from the limitations of the #metoo movement, what white women will need to do now, along with her own challenges fundraising– even though a pedigree most women don’t need…