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I like being flattered as much as the next woman, but the unrelentingly positive press accorded to the female gender as a result of the financial crisis is starting to get on my nerves. If greedy, testosterone-driven male traders are to blame for making the mess, the thinking goes, perhaps we need some calm, sensible women to get us out of it. I'm sorry to rain on the parade of my sisters in banking and business who are, probably for the first time, finding it an advantage rather than a handicap to be female. But let's not get carried away. It is true that there is a body of scientific research suggesting that women ...
Lehmans’ chief financial officer as it lurched towards bankruptcy, Callan was underqualified and overpromoted – but her big error was taking the job A hundred miles from Manhattan in the swanky beachside enclave of East Hampton, the so-called Greta Garbo of Lehman Brothers has gone to ground. The bankrupt bank’s former chief financial officer, Erin Callan, lives quietly in a wood-shingled house, attends spin classes at a local gym and is dating a New York fireman. Smart, sassy, young and charismatic, Callan was briefly the golden girl of Wall Street. In multiple television ... Read More