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Kelly Paxton is a Portland, OR CFE and PI specializing in embezzlement, forensic accounting, workplace investigations and backgrounds. Find out more about her and her investigative firm at financialcaseworks.com.
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The iconic Harvard comedy club, The Lampoon, is now being run by two women. Eleanor Parker, and President Alexis Wilkinson. Women are making such inroads in all areas of life and now it includes The Lampoon. What does this mean for women? This change sends a signal that women are welcome in what have been traditionally a testosterone structure according to the story on the Today Show,
So what does this have to do with Pink Collar Crime? This is just another stepping stone for women in the workplace. And if you have been following this blog I think it is another step for women to reach even higher levels of success. When will there be a Bernice Madoff? As Freda Adler told me it is just a matter of time before we meet Bernice Madoff. Stay tuned for bigger embezzlements perpetrated by women who are in higher levels of trust and money just like women being in the higher levels of comedy.
The Today Show is having a segment with Maria Shriver about women and how they do it all. This is going to be an ongoing segment with Maria Shriver. I tweeted today about #doingitall and how it can lead to embezzlement. I don’t think Shriver or the Today Show are aware of Pink Collar Crime but I am here to educate. Shriver says she has always been fascinated by women and their stories. I think she would be really fascinated by Pink Collar Crime.
According to Shriver, more women are doing it all because they have to. Here is the link for the segment: http://on.today.com/1jjqEh0 The most recent report, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, was written with a partnership of The Center for American Progress. Attached is the link: http://shriverreport.org/get-the-latest-published-shriver-report-free/
From the website:
The report is a groundbreaking investigation into the millions of women who are doing it all and barely scraping by, struggling to provide and parent in a nation that hasn’t kept pace with the modern realities of their lives. It combines research, analysis and ideas from the nation’s top academic institutions and think tanks, essays by leading thinkers, stories of real women struggling with our modern economy, and a comprehensive poll.
How this ties to Pink Collar Crime is that women are now in the positions that allow access to the money. Hearing the stories this morning, so many of the women talk about the economics of today and how hard it is to make ends meet for their families. While most of these hardworking mothers would never consider embezzlement there is more and more pressure on women to support their families.
Business owners, large and small, need to be aware of the trend of increased embezzlement by women. Embezzlement arrests for women increased in the 10 year period of 1994-2003 by over 40% while arrests for male embezzlers only increased 2%.
While a lot of people assume that women are more honest than men it simply is not proven. There are a lot of variables that contribute to this myth. Stay tuned for additional research and studies about why women steal.