So as a wannabe-banker chick, I have some questions for the guys and gals here (though more for the gals, if any exist...?)
1) Why aren't there that many chicks in banking to begin with? I know the common answer is to chalk it up to "self selection", but ladies - what exactly is causing your girlfriends to opt out of finance? Is it the insane work hours? The sexist work environment? The allure of more stereotypically female majors like fashion design and biology?
2) How does a girl in finance deal with marriage and children and all the sh*t that comes with it? For example 7 years down the line when I'm (hopefully) VP status or equiv., and I need to take a month-long maternity leave.. how does that work? Are bankers even sensitive to this/care?
3) What are some success stories of women in finance (beyond the usual - Meeker and such)?