Doing It All

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:  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:

 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.