Dune Thorne explores the statistic that 70% of high school valedictorians are girls yet 4% of S&P CEOs are women. How can businesses be more supportive of women and gender diversity? Dune illustrates the "S curve" as a potential solution and discusses the need for a new approach and a new conversation-which can benefit women and benefit businesses.
During the course of doing my job, before I walk into any given room, I can usually make a safe assumption. Once I enter the room, I will be in the minority but not necessarily for the reason you would think. My name is Devon Mercurius and I am the New York City Program Manager for Invest In Girls. My job is to educate high school girls from 10th-12th grade about financial literacy and facilitate workplace visits to meet women working in the private sector, usually finance related, with the hopes that more girls gain an interest in those careers.
Invest in Girls had a super field trip to CLS Bank, the world leader in foreign exchange settlement services. CLS has been designated as a systemically important financial market utility and plays an important role in mitigating risk for currency trading.