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TAKING CONTROL: What Women in ETFs members can do to stand up, be heard and take action!”
 
On June 15th, 2017, Women in ETFs 5 fearless founders - Joanne Hill, Deborah Fuhr, Michelle Mikos, Sue Thompson & Linda Zhang - opined on actionable ideas and lessons learned from their own experiences.  Click here to view key takeaways and actionable items from the call.
 
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 -- OUR HOST --
 
 JILL MAVRO
Co-president, Women in ETFs
Managing Director, Head of the Strategic Relationship Group
State Street Global Advisors
 
 
 -- OUR PANELISTS --
   
JOANNE HILL, PhD.
Co-founder, Women in ETFs
  DEBORAH FUHR
Co-founder, Women in ETFs
Managing Partner, Co-founder
ETFGI 
     
         
MICHELLE MIKOS 
Co-founder, Women in ETFs
ETF Business Development
Invesco PowerShares
   SUE THOMPSON
Co-founder, Women in ETFs
President, CEO
Thompson Peak Advisory
  LINDA ZHANG 
Co-founder, Women in ETFs
Founder, Purview Investments
 
 
ACTION ITEMS
  • Be professional at every turn. You never know who is watching or where an opportunity may present itself.
  • Continuously build your brand. Build a support network and proactively help other women do the same.
  • Ask a male colleague, someone you respect or value, to be a mentor.
  • Learn a lot by observing. Use men as role models. Think about how they would handle a situation.
  • Think of growing your career not only in linear terms but also more in the context of fullness. Expand your learning and expertise, sometime this may happen with lateral responsibilities. Be open to a fuller career experience.
  • Rank and role may not equate to greater responsibility and are not the only path to greater responsibility – reputation, information sharing can.
  • Don’t be afraid to take risks. Take on challenging projects.
  • Let people know your interests and ask for opportunities. Become a member of a board.
  • Look for opportunities to coach, educate, inform, and explain solutions.
  • Focus on a solutions oriented behavior – if you see something that can be done better or you have an idea, propose a solution.
  • Become an expert at something. Share the information you have.
  • Increase participation in media – raise your hand, ask to be media trained
  • If you are in a leadership position, advocate for corporate policy and practice. Advocate for a balanced slate of candidates when hiring – especially at senior levels. Work to establish evaluation/promotion systems that are more merit based, measurable.
  • Look for ways to increase sponsors and members of Women in ETFs – use the career center as a vehicle to support and sponsor activities
  • University outreach: Inspire next generation of women and men to join our ETF industry. You can reach out to alumni school, join the force with us.
  • Be an advocate for WE stewardship activities
 
WHAT CAN MEN DO?
  • Be open to being a mentor. Provide constructive feedback or point out suggestions.
  • Consider sponsoring a deserving female colleague.
  • Be more aware of unconscious biases or “casual sexism” and respectfully correct the perception. (i.e. Andy Murray respectfully, correcting a journalist when the journalist asked Andy’s thoughts on Sam Querrey being “the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009.” Andy replied, “male player”. (Serena Williams has won 12 Grand Slam tournaments since 2009)
  • Make sure there are equal opportunities for women to participate. (i.e. If you go out for lunch with a group of colleagues, make sure there is a balance of women and men and it is not the same group of people.)
  • When positions become available make sure you have considered all qualified individuals and not just the people you have worked with in the past.
  • If you are in such a position, draft company policies that support both men and women in balancing work life.
  • Work to establish evaluation/promotion systems that are more merit based, measurable.
 
 

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