The Gold Standard: What’s New in Women & Money

From smashing glass ceilings in the boardroom to breaking down walls on Wall Street—all while maintaining the ever-delicate work-life balance—it’s been a remarkable week for women and money.

Here are this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor’s picks of the week

  1. From broke to breaking the bank—how Joan Rivers finally took back control of her finances
  2. Both male and female CEO salaries rose 9% last year but the number of female CEOs remains stuck at 6% in the U.S. 
  3. Here are the 10 highest-earning female CEOs.
  4. Women are perceived as less competent than men and lacking in leadership potential. However, a recent study has found that climbing the corporate ladder does not increase women’s life satisfaction as much as it does men’s. Balancing work/life duties is part of the issue.
  5. Most women underestimate their investing abilities, even though they typically out-perform men in investment returns.
  6. Have you set lofty professional ambitions, but you need some support and inspiration along the way? Join the club—literally. Turns out it’s not so lonely at the top.
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