A reporter called Nina Godiwalla, the author of Suits: A Woman on Wall Street a triple threat. Female, minority, from lower socio-economic means - oh yeah - I'm all three. The interesting thing about Ms. Godiwalla is her generation seems more awake to what makes them miserable. Or is it that they just feel more entitled? Is that a bad thing? I do applaud it even if it does give me some pause. I don't want to sound like our puritan forefathers, but there really isn't anything that's not going to require hard work and even, dare I say it, a little misery.
I do believe though that far too many young, bright students get funneled into the consulting, investment banking track because, let's face it, it's the fastest, easiest way to either jump start a career with fantastic connections or in my case, pay back student loans.
Which points to the fact that there is virtually no way to get an accredited college education (aka, public stamp of approval) at a top university (aka, network entrance fee) and do what you want career-wise, if your parents are not paying for such stamps (aka, access).
The upshot being, more women will be churning through the ranks of investment banks. But when will they run them?