Dear Friend,

Happy Monday!  We're so glad you're here. 

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, president of the Moody’s Foundation and global head of corporate social responsibility for Moody’s Corporation. A numbers guru, Arlene worked in New York’s financial services sector for over two decades, first as a CPA and portfolio manager for MetLife, later as the owner of a minority-owned investment management company and for the past several years in a range of senior roles at Moody’s Corporation.

Check her out!

Where Are All the Black Women in Financial Services?

According to the United States Government Accountability Office, the percentage of Black women in overall management in the financial services industry has been stuck at 4 percent from 2007 to 2016.  See the chart below.  

We've got to do better. 

A new study from the IMF (International Monetary Fund), called Women in Finance: A Case for Closing the Gaps shows why.  

"Greater inclusion of women as users, providers, and regulators of financial services would have benefits beyond addressing gender inequality. Narrowing the gender gap would foster greater stability in the banking system and enhance economic growth. It could also contribute to more effective monetary and fiscal policy."

Learn more.

Register Now for the Sharpen Your Skills Summit!

Advancing in the workplace takes time, talent, and training.  

That's why BlackHer is a proud sponsor of Sharpen Your Skills: Professional Women's Advancement Summit, presented by Francine Parham.

If you are eager to learn how you can better position yourself for that next promotion, please check it out.

BlackHer subscribers will receive a 10% discount on events in Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

Use discount code: SYStour10

Register now for the Washington, DC Summit!

Let Black Girls Be Girls

We know that Black girls are beautiful but not everyone else agrees. :(

A critical new report from the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality takes a look at how Black girls feel about being "adultified" or perceived and treated as adults.  

In her piece, Kelly reminds us that the adultification and stereotyping of Black girls has real-world consequences and can rob our babies of the opportunity to grow up in safe, supportive, nurturing and protective environments. 

Read her piece.

Watch the video.


Need Inspiration?

Speaking of loving on our babies and letting them be, Father's Day is June 16th and these videos from Black and Iconic and Everything Trendy TV are EVERYTHING!

They tell an important story that many of us already know: lots of Black fathers are way into “mothering” and loving us well.

Some dads even do hair!

On behalf of BlackHer, please wish your favorite dad - past, present, and future - Happy Father's Day!

In love and solidarity,

P.S. Nearly 3,100 wonderful Black women (like you!) subscribe to BlackHer.  Please help us grow our community. Invite your BlackHer Sheroes to sign up for the BlackHer Weekly and follow us on Facebook, Instagramand Twitter!