What Happened To Wall Street's Women?

Fewer women seem to be climbing the corporate ladder on Wall Street these days. Amy Siskind says it’s time to get rid of bad managers with gender bias—it would only be good business.

Where are the heroines of Wall Street? They were so conspicuous when I entered the workforce—the “tiger lady” in Baby Boom (1987) who starts a multimillion dollar company while raising a child, or the Working Girl (1988) who rides the Staten Island Ferry and orchestrates a colossal M&A transaction. The women of my generation bounded onto Wall Street, assured we could raise our children while making millions (and, we did). The future looked bright. The ranks of Wall Street women swelled as we climbed the ladder, extending a hand up and down to other women. Then, something started to go terribly wrong.

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