Center for Women & Wealth

Risk takes many forms – personal, property, cyber, reputational and financial, to name a few. Every time we put ourselves or our personal information into the world, we must be thoughtful about the footprint we leave. This issue offers expert advice and practical guidelines on how to stay safe.

In our feature article, we sit down with Judy Smith, the founder of Smith & Company and the inspiration for the ABC television show “Scandal,” who has been described as the real-life Olivia Pope. Smith shares her perspectives on the importance of honest advice in the face of crisis and the role preparation plays in a company’s ability to control the narrative. As a business owner, she talks about how she loves the freedom of running her own company and her vision for the future of Smith & Company.

It is more important than ever to know how to proactively guard your digital information. Our “By the Numbers” infographic explores the state of cybercrimes and offers a guide to securing your digital life.

Use of social media is widespread and here to stay. However, if information is shared too freely, families can suffer reputational harm or identity theft. Karin Prangley, a BBH senior wealth planner, and Edward Oh, an associate in our Private Banking group, provide advice on how to create a family social media policy and share guidelines to improve your digital safety.

When taking the leap to leave the workforce to stay home with your kids, it is important to consider several factors to ensure your family remains financially secure. We highlight the risks and challenges involved and the steps you can ‎take to make the decision to stay at home a positive one for the entire family.  

Finally, in “Five Questions,” Krista Tippett, the creator and host of the public radio program and podcast “On Being,” tells us about her time as a foreign correspondent and aide to the U.S. ambassador in Berlin and discusses what she hopes her listeners take away from her podcast.

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