Wall Street rule for the #MeToo era: Avoid women at all cost

    By: Nor Attisha on Dec 06, 2018

    Gillian Tan and Katia Porzecanski write, "No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.

    In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way?

    Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women.

    Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation.

    Interviews with more than 30 senior executives suggest many are spooked by #MeToo and struggling to cope. “It’s creating a sense of walking on eggshells,” said David Bahnsen, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley who’s now an independent adviser overseeing more than $1.5 billion." 

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    Released: December 6, 2018, 1:49 pm
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