Center for Women & Wealth

In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, published during Women’s History Month, we focus on women who are making a #PressForProgress in technology and amplifying the achievements of other women in the field as well. More girls are learning to code, and more women are majoring in computer science than ever before. This is welcome news, since there are few aspects of daily life that technology does not touch – how we communicate, spend and work.

In our feature article, we sit down with Julie Wainwright, the founder and CEO of The RealReal, to discuss how she is transforming luxury resale with her online marketplace. She has raised an astounding $173 million in capital for The RealReal, and her vision for the future focuses on extending the life of luxury goods and creating a “circular economy” that will allow consignors to monetize the quality pieces hanging in their closets.

Parents may think that after high school, there is not much more they can do to educate children about the value of money. In our latest “Guide to Talking to Children About Money,” we explore the ways that parents can prepare their college-age and emerging adult children to be financially responsible adults.

In this issue’s “By the Numbers” infographic, we look at the number of women leading technology companies and promising signs of change.

Also in this issue, we feature our annual 18 women to watch in 2018. These incredible women are challenging the status quo, reshaping industries and changing how we live our daily lives – and many of them are helping other women to do the same.

What does it take to succeed as a woman in technology? Joann Gilbert-Holmes, a senior vice president in our Private Banking group, speaks with Duy-Loan Le, the first woman to be nominated and elected to the rank of Texas Instruments Senior Fellow, to understand her journey and her philosophy on balancing family, work and community.

Finally, in “Five Questions,” Diane Hessan, chairman of C Space, shares the skills that have helped her navigate new industries from technology to marketing to entrepreneurship.

We hope that this issue inspires you to #PressForProgress this month and throughout 2018. If you would like to be more involved with the Center for Women & Wealth (CW&W) or are interested in learning more about how we might be able to help you, please do not hesitate to contact us at CW&W@bbh.com.

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