Women Will Get It Done

President Joe Biden is set to tap Admiral Lisa Franchetti to lead the Navy which would make her the first woman to serve as a member of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a Defense Department official. [Politico7/21/23]

FIFA increased the Women’s World Cup prize money to $110 million up from $30 million. It still trails the prize money at the recent men’s World Cup in Qatar: $440 million, or four times as much. [NYT 7/22/23]

History has been made. Against the odds and amid a backdrop of turmoil, Spain reached the pinnacle in Sydney on August 20, beating England 1-0 to win the Women’s World Cup for the first time.

6 out of 8 Ivy League Presidents are now Women – Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, and University of Pennsylvania.

Only about one-third of college presidents are women, a number that has been stagnant for years. This is at a time when 60% of college students are women and they graduate at higher ratees then men. [Forbes 8/1/2023]

Confidence starts to decline for girls compared to boys around 11 years old – and never bounces back. [Fortune – Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In 7/31/23]