This article was written by Karen Firestone and appears in the most recent issue of Barron’s.
A few years ago, I was invited to appear on CNBC as a commentator for shows like Squawk Box and Half Time Report. Then, in 2018, I began to sense a shift. Producers began to actively recruit women for shows in which the experts are often 100% male. Some asked me if I knew other women who are experienced investors or market strategists. They began to invite me more frequently and on more shows, which is only partially explained, I suspect, by my TV talents.