As a 56-year-old investment manager and mother of four grown children, I read many articles about the issues facing women with demanding careers as well as families, such as Anne-Marie SlaughterÂ’s article in The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal piece about the lack of women in nance, assessing how closely the experience described mirrors my own. While most of these pieces explain how the pressure from competing forces results in many women leaving the workforce, they fail to mention a very signi cant issue: the impact on those of us who remain behind.

Over three decades, I have watched my female colleagues vanish from the full-time job market, and I miss their competence and camaraderie.

This link has been posted in retrospect from a collection of articles I compiled in 2012 using the iOS app, Instapaper.