UnRisk Omega

Women in Finance

At the IAFE careers even at Cass tonight at least one reason for the low frequency of women in quant finance became clear to me.
At the event about 1/6 or 1/7 of the students were female, implying that the number of females with quant jobs should be increasing.
In the reception afterwards, almost all the women had disappeared. One of the few women sat huddled in the corner looking at her watch.
Networking is part of building any sort of career, except maybe parking attendant, where you get to walk the loney streets of Gotham alone.
I know there's all sorts of crap put in the way of women, but this particularly large and smelly crap is put there by themselves.