Happy Monday Ladies! I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! I’m off to Charlotte, North Carolina for a few days. Let me know your restaurant recommendations and thoughts. I’d love to go to a nice dinner while I am there…. or if you’re a blogger in the area, let me know your schedule and perhaps we can meet up! 🙂
This is the second installment in my weekly “Girl Boss Monday” Series which I’m hoping to indefinitely continue depending on the feedback I receive and whether or not my readers enjoy it!
With that said, here is my weekly round-up of topics and articles related to women, women in finance, technology, savings strategies, etc. and a quick synopsis of all of them:
1- Women in Silicon Valley
This article, from Elle UK discusses the need for more women in technology and also states that “One of the most commonly encountered issues was the 88% of women that had experienced questions that should have been addressed to them (the woman), being asked to their male colleagues in the room,” a disappointing statistic to say the least. Are any of you ladies interning at tech startups or interested in entrepreneurship? Click here to read the article
2- Female Astronauts Headed To Mars
“For the first time NASA’s latest class of astronauts is 50 percent female”…and they’re part of a group of astronauts planning a trip to Mars in the next 15 of so years, talk about inspiring + brave! click here to read the full article
3- WedPics Engagement and Wedding Mobile App
For those of you who are recently engaged or think that might be an upcoming possibility, here is an app you can download for free that makes sharing and viewing wedding pictures super easy, the startup is actually based in Raleigh, North Carolina and is backed by several venture capitalists all over the Southeast, if you’re interested in using the app or learning more about the company, click here to learn more
4- Accenture Makes Commitment to Hire More Women by 2017
This article is more than a week old but relevant since I stumbled across it on LinkedIn, Accenture, which is a global professional services firm that mainly dabbles in finance, consulting and business strategy has announced that they want to have their 40 percent of their workforce represented by women by the year 2017…. huge news for such a large and well-respected company. If you’re interested in learning more about their goals, click here
5- Career Tips to Energize you in the New Year
This is an article from Ellevate, an international women’s career network, (google them to find a chapter in your area if you’re a young professional woman), and this article talks about quality career habits to utilize in the New Year, click here to learn more
Have you ever considered joining a startup? What do you think of gender and hiring inequalities?