The longer I work in the finance field, the more I understand how wide the gender gap is. Tonight I went to another fintech event. During today’s event, a venture capital fund introduced 2 emerging market fintech entrepreneurs to the audience. I was quite happy there were some women at the event. Because in most of this type of events, there are very few women … Continue reading Half of the World is Missing – the Terrible Gender Inequality Issue We Don’t Want to Face
“Ms, what do you mean by APR? Why would it change,” one of my students asked. I was a financial literacy teacher at night in Houston. I taught women, mostly women who lived in shelters, how to budget, how to choose between different credit cards, how to set up bank accounts, and how to create investment plans. The women in my classes were not unintelligent … Continue reading The Changing Tide
The number of articles written on income inequality has skyrocketed lately. It is widely admitted that the millennials generation is poorer than their parents and grandparents on a relative basis. Given that far fewer women invest in men, women are hugely disadvantaged when it comes to generating life time returns. Why? And how does that affect why your decision to invest? Below is the return … Continue reading Everyone needs to start investing ASAP!
Recently I have been lacking new life goals. CFA Level III Passed. Got married to my love. If there are two main goals this year alone, the two goals have been achieved. Now comes the long waiting period for our visas to turn into permanent residence, for my experience to reach the required 48 months for CFA designation. I am a bit lost in the … Continue reading Set New Goals, Let’s Go
If your life consist of getting up at 7:30, be at work by 9, get home at 6:30, cook, study for some professional designation exam, browsing on your cellphone, playing Clash of Clans, going to be, would you rather have a different life? Because this life offers very little exploring, limited brain activities, not enough interactions or ideas exchange. Weekend gets only slightly better – … Continue reading Don’t live a dull (adult) life
Almost 5 months after I started my job at a major bank. I really enjoy what I do and have excellent work-life balance. Sometimes I wonder to myself, is this job too comfortable? I work as an impact investing due diligence analyst. I talk to ESG and impact fund managers, figure out which ones are good for our platform. Related to work, I enjoy going … Continue reading Where to?
50 days into full-time work. A good milestone for reflection. I need to set some goals and think about what the next step should be for my professional development. Today I attended the future of finance conference back at SOM. The presenter line-up for the conference was phenomenal. If the conference has been in New York, there would be a lot more attendees than the … Continue reading Future as we know it