Archives for March 2016
Hi friends! I am so sorry for the late post and especially sorry to those of you who normally read this on Monday mornings. I normally try to schedule my posts so that they go live by 6am but that doesn’t always happen and sometimes the beach happens 🙂
1- How Tech Killed Fashion Week – Another excellent article from Amy Boone about how technology is disrupting the fashion industry.
2- Barriers Today for Women – Excellent and unbiased article from NPR about barriers to success for women today that aren’t as obvious or visible as previous generation’s barriers to women
First, much of today’s bias is implicit, not explicit. Women are much less likely to be told that they don’t belong in the lab, and people may be less likely to believe that they don’t. But both men and women are influenced by implicit biases — stereotypes and associations that can subtly and unconsciously influence their decisions and evaluations regarding others and themselves. For instance, one recent study found that both male and female participants were twice as likely to select a man over a woman to complete a mathematical task, even when they had no evidence that the man would perform the task better.
3- 25-year-old Caitlin Covington turns Southern-sweet fashion blog into gold Everyone reading Girl Boss Monday right now should stop and read this lovely and well-written article about Caitlin Covington. I went to college with her at UNC-Chapel Hill and it is so exciting to see a fellow blogger have so much success! (Speaking of #girlbosses) I am endlessly fascinated by millennial women supporting themselves with real salaries doing things they truly love and are truly passionate about. Blogging? Fashion? Art? Music? Digital Media? You can make it happen!
4- Every Resource a Full-Time Freelancer Could Ever Need (Plus Some)
5- Michelle Obama teams up with Missy Elliott and Kelly Clarkson.. This was too cute not to share 🙂 Go Michelle!
Hi friends, keeping Girl Boss Monday short and sweet today as I am traveling and will not be near my computer for very long today.
I hope you all had a wonderful, restful, weekend!
As usual, here are my top picks for news concerning millennial women in the past week.
1- What Every Successful Woman Entrepreneur Should Know: Advice From Five Unstoppable Women, I thought this article might be particularly relevant to those of us working in the digital space and the blogosphere 🙂
2- Special International Women’s Day Q&A With Ellyn Shook of Accenture, This is an interview with Ellyn Shook of Accenture, a leading global management and consulting firm. #girlboss #womenshistorymonth #internationalwomensday
Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. It’s a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with a tremendous result. TalentSmart tested emotional intelligence alongside 33 other important workplace skills, and found that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of performance, explaining a full 58% of success in all types of jobs.
4- Only 11% of Top Business School Case Studies Have a Female Protagonist – Is it an issue that only 11 percent of case studies in classwork at a Top Business School represent women? What do you think of this? Some people might say that that’s perfectly reasonable if women only make up 11 percent of business settings… but should we as a society strive to have 50/50 representation in business? I know it would make my life a lot easier and happier! Thoughts?
5- How Single Women Are Transforming American Politics (You should check out this article if only because Beyoncé is in it :-))