By Maya Salam
14 June 2019
Remember that moment in “Sex and the City” when Carrie couldn’t afford to buy her apartment because she had bought too many shoes? Worse, she’d miscalculated how much she’d spent on them by $36,000.
Sallie Krawcheck doesn’t think it’s cute — she thinks it’s a trope.
“The primary emotion women feel around money is not power or independence, but shame and loneliness,” she said. “It is actually viewed as an attractive female characteristic to be bad with money.”
Krawcheck, a former Wall Street executive, is a founder and the C.E.O. of Ellevest, an investing platform that helps women reach their financial goals.
Giving women control over their financial futures is her mission — one she spoke about yesterday at The New York Times’s New Rules Summit, a two-day conference focused on women’s leadership. (See clips from the day, including interviews with Anita Hill, Valerie Jarrett and Padma Lakshmi here.)
I caught up with Krawcheck before she went on stage. We discussed women and money, the six gender gaps that persist and what women can do to close them.
Read the full article in The New York Times.