Women are inherently bad at math, right? Why does that stereotype persist when it is clearly incorrect? Women currently account for over 50 percent of CPA’s, though it is true that only about 20 percent become partners. Since it’s clearly not an issue of ability, what accounts for this disparity, and how can it change? I chatted with two partners from national accounting and advisory services firm Marcum LLP, Carolyn Mazzenga and Jim Ashe about their climb to leadership in a major firm, how the profession has evolved, and what’s to come.
Women may have the reputation for doing most of the talking in real life, but how does it play out in TV and film? Not great, it turns out. Women write and direct less behind the camera, as well as talking less in front of it. They also earn far less than their male counterparts. Why is this, and is it getting better…or worse? I chatted with two friends of mine in the business, Emily Tarver from "Orange is the New Black” and Dan Soder from “Billions” about the role of gender in acting.