Women & Wealth Magazine Summer Issue 2019

August 06, 2019
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we focus on women who are pushing for change in some unexpected places: NASCAR and fly fishing! We also spent time with women and men who are making great strides in leveling the playing field in technology, entrepreneurship and board leadership.
In our feature article, we sit down with Kelley Earnhardt Miller, co-owner of JR Motorsports, to discuss how NASCAR started with local families and evolved into a sport dominated by family businesses. She spoke to us about her views on succession, legacy and the role of women in racing.

The Orvis Company has long been synonymous with high-quality outdoor sporting equipment, particularly fly fishing gear. In 2017, the 160-year-old family-owned company launched an ambitious initiative called 50/50 On the Water, which aims to introduce more women to the sport of fly fishing and to create gender equity on the water. We recently met with Christine Atkins and Jackie Kutzer, the women leading the 50/50 On the Water initiative at Orvis, to find out more.

This issue’s “By the Numbers: Scaling the Funding Gap” infographic, originally published in 2016, is updated to illustrate the current state of the funding gap and highlight a few promising signs of change.

On June 5, 2019, Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership convened more than 250 investors, accelerators, policymakers, researchers, founders and other disrupters dedicated to changing the landscape of financing women entrepreneurs. In “Diana International Impact Day: Unlocking the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs,” we report on some key takeaways from the day.

What does it take to get on a board?  The Center for Women & Wealth (CW&W) attended the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s two-day “Women on Boards: Getting on and Adding Value” program to find answers to this question. One of the session, a panel moderated by Ellen Zane, CEO emeritus of Tufts Medical Center, gave attendees the opportunity to learn from public and nonprofit company CEOs and a private equity investor about what makes an effective board.

Finally, in “Five Questions,” Lorrie Gordon, BBH Partner, Investor Services, discusses the need for business leaders to be more fluent with technology, why the BBH Women’s Network is important to her and how BBH has changed during her tenure spanning the last quarter century.

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