Smith Barney, the brokerage unit of the financial octopus known as Citigroup, must be wondering when talk of the infamous “Boom-Boom Room” will finally cease and desist.
The firm is still putting out public-relations fires related to the 1998 sex-discrimination settlement reached with women employees of the “Boom-Boom” era, as arbitration hearings lurch forward for Read More
Tales from the Boom-Boom Room: Women vs. Wall Street , by Susan Antilla. Bloomberg Press, 384 pages, $26.95.
Back in 1984, a young woman walked into the Garden City, N.Y., branch of Shearson / American Express, looking for a job as a stockbroker. Her first interview was so lavishly abusive that she thought it must Read More
On a recent Thursday at the frat-tastic Murray Hill Bar 515, a group of young male investment bankers were decompressing after a long day of Bloomberg-staring and cold calling. A 23-year-old hedge-fund manager leaned back against the bar as a blond, large-breasted woman passed by.
“Hell- ooo, ” Hedge Fund Guy said under his breath. Read More