The gathering of women, and certainly business leaders such as those we honored during the Women of Excellence Awards ceremony, is how we’re going to make a difference and change the paradigm – by showing up, sharing our stories and putting our heads and hearts together to work toward true equality
When I heard the news that Citigroup had become the first major financial institution in the U.S. to name a woman, Jane Fraser, as its CEO, I was thrilled. These “firsts” – the women who are first through the door of the top office in their industry – are always a cause for celebration.
“Equal pay for equal work” – the constant refrain of working women from the early 19th century. This powerful motto speaks to the simple fact that no one should be paid less for their work on the basis of gender.