Posts tagged "career"

Black Women Are More Confident About Entering STEM Fields

A new American Psychology Association study shows that while STEM is associated with masculinity cross-culturally, black women associate STEM with men less than white women do. The study mentions that African American women also study STEM majors more frequently than white women. The stereotypes women -- as well as men, as well as teachers,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 25, 2014

Thinking About Quitting Your Job? Follow Karlie Hustle’s Advice!

I'm not thinking about quitting my job, but if I was, I would follow Karlie Hustle's advice to the letter. Hustle recently quit her job at New York City's Hot 97 radio station -- you may recognize her from the VH1 reality show…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2014

The Soapbox: Why Do We Assume “Having It All” Means Being A Wife And Mother?

"Can women have it all," has been asked hundreds of times over -- it seems as though the media never tires of the question. They tell us that, because many women are not in a position to manage a career and a family (or that, at very least, it is extremely difficult to balance the…
By: Meghan Murphy / October 3, 2014

Make It Stop: “My BFF Won’t Stop Competing With Me And Copying Everything I Do!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at…
By: Anna Goldfarb / October 2, 2014

The Paycheck Fairness Act Fails In Congress (Again)

The Senate failed yet again to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, which would have strengthened an employee's ability to fight pay inequality and prohibited them from retaliation by employers. Republicans have long opposed the bill, which they believe will negatively impact business owners. [Politico] This woman recounts reporting her sexual…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Why It’s Okay To Choose Your Career Over Dating

Here is a confession — though I write a dating column, and have for quite some time, I’m not currently dating anyone right now. The last relationship I was in was about two years ago, and in the time between then and now, there have been plenty of dates, but nothing has stuck. Dating i…
By: Megan Reynolds / September 9, 2014

Girl Talk: Unemployed And Unemployable

My life three years ago is sometimes incomprehensible to me. Retrospectively, it’s so absurd that it’s hard to believe that the things that happened happened, or that I tolerated some of the things that happened, or that I actively participated in some of the things that happened. Enough mystery. When Jessica’s article about the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 22, 2014

Girl Talk: Sometimes Carpe Diem Doesn’t Always Work Out

This January, I had a bad job interview. I performed the best I could, but they’d kept me in a room, coming in groups of two or three at a time, grilling me on why I wanted and was qualified for an entry-level customer service job for two straight hours. I’ve been employed in some…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 25, 2014

“Fox & Friends” Addressed Women In The Workplace & It Actually Wasn’t Terrible

As I read the chyron "Girls Gone 'Mild': Book Advises Women Not To  Raise Their Voices," I was all ready to watch this Fox News segment advising women on how to carry themselves professionally in the workplace and then kill it with fire. But as Sylvia Ann Hewlett, the author of Executive Presence:…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2014

4 Life Lessons I Learned While Burning The Candle At Both Ends

For three years, I woke up at 4 a.m. every day. I spent two days a week as a full-time student; one of those, I was at school from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the other I split with one of my five weekly eight-hour work shifts. I did all of the driving i…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 23, 2014

On Femininity Vs. Masculinity In The Workplace

Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that's pretty much what it comes down to. In a blog post for the Huffington Post, Turner said that the biggest reason women aren't proportionately represented in business leadership positions is a set…
By: Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

Study: Husbands Are Happiest When Wives Earn As Much — Or More — Money

A wife bringing home the bacon isn't the death knoll of a relationship that it has been made out to be. According to a new survey of 1,000 married couples over age 25 by MONEY magazine, husbands are actually happier when on equal financial footing with their wives.
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2014

Frisky Rant: Don’t Listen To Kirstie Allsopp — Choose College Before Kids

I’m more than sure Kirstie Allsopp is going to take a beating from the Internet in the last few days over encouraging young women to forego higher education for a job, an apartment, a boyfriend, and a baby.  She argues that career doesn’t have a time limit, while (for most people) child-bearing does. I’m…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 2, 2014

Only 30 Percent Women: Google Releases Data About Their (Lack Of) Diversity

Google released information yesterday about diversity within its workforce — and if you guessed that the majority of their employees "white" and "male," you win a prize! According to data from January 2014 onward, 70 percent of its workforce are men and 30 percent are women. Sixty-one percent are white, 30 percent are Asian, three…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2014

How One CEO Is Bringing More Women And Minorities To Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is known for many things — it’s thriving startup culture, the birthplace of Apple and leading the world in innovative technology and engineering — but diversity is not one of them. Angela Benton knows this first hand. She’s a 32-year-old CEO who moved to the tech promise land in 2011. She’s also an African-America…
By: Hello Beautiful / May 25, 2014

True Story: I Got Fired

I got fired on a Friday, just before lunchtime. No one stood over me as I gathered my coffee mug and my photos, I wasn’t escorted out of the door. I said two goodbyes, covertly, outside the office building. The actual firing was all done over the phone and they told me I didn't have…
By: Anonymous / May 23, 2014

The Soapbox: 3 Things Not To Say To A Woman Who’s Going Back To Work After Having A Kid

After almost two years at home with my son, I’m going back to work. As I've told people the news — family, friends, other moms, the checkout guy at the liquor store who sold me the celebratory champagne, the customer service rep from Citibank’s fraud department who called to check on my unusual activity –…
By: Brooke Siegel / May 19, 2014

Jill Abramson, The NYTimes‘ First Female Executive Editor Was Fired — What Does This Mean For The Rest Of Us?

Yesterday afternoon, the news broke that Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and the first-ever woman to hold that position, was leaving her position. Managing editor Dean Baquet would be replacing her, making him the first-ever African-American executive editor at the Times. Jill Abramson had been managing editor at the Times (the number two…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2014

The Soapbox: Porn Stars Learn They Can’t Bank On Chase

I've written before about issues around payment processors and the sex industry, how businesses like Paypal, WePay and Google Wallet were shutting anyone they suspected of sex work out of using their services. Well, turns out that a trickle down effect is happening within the banking world, as Chase recently sent letters out to…
By: Kitty Stryker / April 23, 2014

The Soapbox: On The “Confidence Gap” & Women Undermining Other Women

Last week, ABC News reporter Claire Shipman and BBC World News American anchor Katty Kay published an essay in The Atlantic called "The Confidence Gap" about the divide in confidence between men and women. The piece is promoting their new book, The Confidence Code: The Science And Art Of Self-Assurance — What Wome…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2014