What The Elle - 💊 Go Ahead, Be a Pill About It

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Let’s not pretend like progress is inevitable

 

I hate being a pill. I really do.

But I found myself playing the role of Chief Pill Officer last week at a couple of different events, where the topic was the advancement of professional women in business.

The case was being made that the stats around women in business are so compelling that progress is simply inevitable, be it in corporate America, venture capital, or start-ups: More diverse teams outperform homogeneous teams; women-run start-ups deliver better returns; companies with more gender-diverse boards perform better.

All great stats. All compelling. All driving to one big insight. But.

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The words “Ellevest Women’s Financial Health Index” and a descending line chart that goes slightly up at the end. The last point is labeled “1.5, SEP 2022.”

Last month’s Ellevest Financial Health Index score is in

The index was 1.5 in September 2022 — no substantial change from August or July, when women’s financial health saw its lowest point in the last five years. Here’s more about the index and what changed (or stayed the same).

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We’re thinking about … PRENUPS 💍

We asked our IG community what you think about the ol’ prenuptial agreement. Here’s what you said:

ALREADY HAVE / DEF WILL WANT A PRENUP  72%
 
THOSE REAL HOUSEWIVES THINGIES? 14%
NO WAY, THEY'RE A BETRAYAL  12%
 
NEVER HEARD OF 'EM  2%

“You already have a prenup — aka the divorce allocation laws where you live.”

Elle Raiser @corsairqueen via Instagram, skipping right to the prenup real talk. She’s right, especially if your spouse handled the finances: 74% of divorced women and widows end up with negative financial surprises when their marriages end.

A woman holding a baby sitting at a computer with a bottle nearby. Shapes like calendars and checklists float around. Illustration.

Family Planning Financials — According to a Financial Advisor

Planning to have a family is no easy thing for a woman in the workforce. But as Ellevest’s Emily Green learned, there are ways to prepare for all those unseen costs that may arise.

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Tweet from Twitter user Bhattacharyaz that reads, “One relationship I kept ignoring in life and just started mending [the] past few months because I realized it's also the most important one. That's my relationship with money … Here's hoping I behave.”
 

Some news 2 peruse

PSA: The government’s student loan forgiveness application is live, and it only takes about one minute to fill out. All you need is your name, SSN, birthday, and email address. If you qualify for the forgiveness, you have until December 31, 2023 to fill it out.

Weirdly proud of a nationwide drugstore chain? CVS announced that it’s going to lower prices and start paying the sales tax on its store-branded menstrual products in 12 states. (Now expand that to *all* menstrual products.)

Finally, FINALLY, dudes are speaking up about abortion rights.

This week’s nightmare statistic: 36% of US counties are “maternity care deserts,” and nearly half of US counties do not have any obstetric providers. Nearly! Half!!

Important, ICYMI: Lizzo’s Vanity Fair cover, Megan Thee Stallion tearing up about her mom on SNL.️

 

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