career

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Kitty Stryker | April 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Not This Crap Again: Phyllis Schlafly Says Women Should Be Paid Less So We Find Husbands

It’s about time human mothball Phyllis Schlafly got tucked away in the attic of history. But somehow, someway, the anti-feminist and founder of the uber-conservative Eagle Forum is still sharing…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Survey: Millennials Are Most Willing To Move For A Wife’s Job

Some things do change for the better: a new survey found that more than half of millennials questioned said they would move if it benefitted their wife’s career. Compare that…

Jessica Wakeman | April 6, 2014 - 10:00 am

If You’re Not Getting Paid Fairly, Maybe It’s Because Men Are “Better Negotiators,” Says Texas Republican Chief

“Men are better negotiators,” according to Beth Cubriel (a woman!), the executive director of the Texas GOP Party. “I would encourage women, instead of pursuing the courts for action,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2014 - 6:30 pm

When A Woman Commits Suicide, Why Is Our First Instinct To Assume Something Went Wrong With Her Relationship?

I hope that whoever is charged with fashion designer L’Wren Scott’s burial packs that dirt on deep. Because in the days since her tragic suicide at the age of 49,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Frisky Rant: You Can Follow Your Dream Without Quitting Your Job In A Super Bowl Commercial

First, let me say that I didn’t watch the Super Bowl for a couple of reasons: 1) I don’t like watching football, even though I’ve tried, and 2) I’ve discovered…

Ami Angelowicz | February 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Meet Glory, The Woman Who Wrote The Most Epic, Beyonce-Inspired “I Quit” Email You’ll Ever Read

“I was just living my truth at that moment. I pressed send and I felt so free,” said Glory, the woman who wrote an “I quit” email that puts Jerry…

Ami Angelowicz | November 19, 2013 - 11:20 am

Dating Don’ts: How To Deal When Your Career Is Blowing Up And Your Boyfriend’s Isn’t

Remember that episode of “Sex and the City” where Carrie got a big advance for her book while her boyfriend, Jack Berger, watched his flounder? He was so jealous of…

Hanna Brooks Olsen | August 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Bad Boss Was The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Today, I’m going to go where, if you’re a woman, you’re never supposed to go. And that forbidden zone is to talk about the perils of women at work—and specifically,…

Sara DiVello | June 28, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Left A Dream Job For My Real Job

Not long ago, I was promoted to Associate Editor at the local Toronto magazine where I had been working as an Assistant Online Editor. Shortly after receiving the news, I…

Brianne Hogan | June 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

7 Rules For Dealing With Difficult People

A few things are inevitable in life: death, taxes … and dealing with difficult people. From work to friendships to romantic relationships, difficult interactions can hit us from all angles and…

A New Mode | February 28, 2013 - 1:50 pm

7 Dumbest Myths About Working From Home

Back when I worked in a windowless cubicle, I dreamed of being my own boss — no anxiety over running late, no coworkers eating rank food and no shoddy office…

TruTV | October 28, 2012 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: Why You Shouldn’t Intern At Anthropologie

My relationship with Anthropologie is love-hate. I love the company’s handpicked, one-of-a-kind eclectic look. I hate the fact that my loving this stuff only underscores the fact that I am…

Melissa Petro | September 20, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why Working 24 Hours A Day Should Not Be A Badge Of Honor

I have been working in the tech start-up and digital advertising agency worlds for the past six years. These two worlds overlap in a few places—namely social media and the…

Caitlin Abber | July 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Elizabeth Wurtzel Pens The Most Nasty, Judgmental Linkbait About Women You’ll Read Today

I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time — by which she really means going to Jivamukti classes and pedicure appointments…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Super Intern Gets 47 Job Offers, Makes Everyone Else Look Bad

When Maeghan Smulders, a 24-year-old from Calgary, graduated from college last June, she had 29 job offers (yep, you read that right: twenty-nine). Did she choose the best one and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 4, 2012 - 8:30 am

Women Choose Briefcases Over Babies Where Men Are Scarce

Modern American ladies are faced with a new phenomenon that has a real chuckle-worthy title coined by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: “choosing briefcase over baby.” Us girls…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 24, 2012 - 10:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Want Career & Money Moreso Than Men, Study Claims

Young women ages 18 to 34 want a career and to earn good money moreso than their male counterparts do, according to a new report from the Pew Research…

Jessica Wakeman | April 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm