How Traveling to Amsterdam Taught Me About Different Kinds of Relationships.
1. Being happy and sad at the same time as if that’s completely normal.
I had the opportunity to experience the Sugar and Spice pop-up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn myself and stuck around- after many pictures and Instagram stories of the space- to chat with founders Maira and Renata about their journey launching Sugar and Spice.
Reports offered that 51 percent of the wage gap narrowed in 2018. Despite these numbers, researchers still project that factors such as political empowerment, educational attainment, and health are growing at a backwards rate, stifling the wage gap and causing women to fall short to their male counterparts.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, the city’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion reported increases in the city’s investment in women-run businesses. As of 2017, the city saw the highest rate of contracted companies with women as their heads in recent history. The department is said to be working closely with local businesses to focus on implementing diversity training, but some groups are questioning how much change these tactics are bringing about.
Women in law firms are reporting that a grey line exists with sexual assault committed by clients seeking counsel from law companies. Many women working at these firms note that they are too afraid to report any inappropriate behavior committed by clients because they fear their claims will be overlooked.
In an alarming studying conducted by the Times UK, researchers found that people are more likely to recommend a male counterpart for a job when asked to think of a recommendation. This, the study finds, is due to the fact that women have been socially stigmatized as knowing less and holding familial roles.
The MLB’s Diversity and Inclusion team has set out to involve more women in the industry. The team’s initiative is to bring a larger amount of diversity to the table in hopes of showcasing different talents throughout the MLB company. Sixty women, with experience in both baseball and softball, were invited to a two-day event where they are able to showcase their talents in either playing, coaching, or scouting.
After speaking out against the Youtube Top 2018 list released by Forbes, Lilly Singh received massive backlash. Her distaste for the male-dominated list had her offering suggestions of why women in the Youtube industry were not equally represented on the list.
After 25 years of friendship, Judith Balcazar and Anne Davidson joined forces to create a pair of underwear for women post bladder surgery. Balcazar, who recently had bladder surgery, felt that other women might share her insecurities and decided to create what are known as “Giggle Knickers” for women who experience post-surgery complications.
In a personal account by Kristen Asleson, the emotionality of women is put into light in relation to workplace motivation. Asleson was diagnosed with breast cancer and since felt a hopelessness that bars her from focusing on work-related projects.
Naziya Basharmal was keen on starting her own tailoring business in the Kandahar province despite having only 800 dollars to start up her company two years prior. Her persistence kept her company alive amidst the conservative providence, pushing herself to go beyond gender barriers established in her community.
GIGO: Garbage In, Garbage Out. A common concept often used in computer programming. Now though, it has been coined by sociological analysts to explain a common phenomenon in business: if something starts off with bad information or intentions, it will ultimately end up going to bad places.
In an interview with recent graduate Reeves Trivette, the trials and tribulations of adjusting to post-college life were discussed. She went in depth with how her path changed along the way and how she is still experiencing massive changes in her job interest
The subconscious pressures of the career women inhibits a psychological barrier for some women because of its negative connotations.
Women from different parts of the workforce came together to share their insights on how women manage to “do it all.” The speakers noted that modern business women hold two responsibilities: be dedicated to their job and their family.
With the rise of the #MeToo initiative and a cut throat mentality swirling through women in their careers, political leadership was a natural step in the women’s empowerment movement. According to Forbes, experts are calling this election season the midterm of the woman.
Chelsea Whelan is Tasmania’s first woman to enroll in a bricklaying apprenticeship. After working in many different fields, Whelan decided that her original goal was what she needed to be investing her time in. Late last year, Whelan enrolled in her apprenticeship where she follows in the footsteps of her father and grandfather before her.
In a conversation with high school athletes at Santa Barbara High School in California, female firefighters encouraged young women to enter the public service career path. Specifically, the Montecito Fire Protection District suggested that women look into working on the firefighting force to increase female leadership in public safety.
According to the Female Founders Fund, women are increasingly better entrepreneurs because of their position in society. Women like its founder, Anu Duggal, hold an interesting advantage in the world of business.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is taking initiative to expand their college of business for female entrepreneurs. Currently, their business school is only 33 percent female, following the historically old trend of male dominance in business. Women in the college are speaking out from all ends, from deans to first-year students, they are working to highlight the extensive research and dedication done by women involved in the program. Students are commending the college for making sure women are represented across the board. Women sit as recruitment advisors, associate deans, and esteemed researchers. Kathryn Warner Brightbill told Daily Nebraska of her troubles with gender and career, while also highlighting the successes she’s seen in progressiveness. Warner Brightbill stated that her accounting department is one of the most progressive she’s seen, with women at the forefront of every aspect. She stated that the university and her female colleagues inspired her to keep working on expanding female involvement in the college.
Girl scouts in Connecticut are engaging in various workshops showcasing different kinds of construction or development jobs after high school graduation. Building trades in the state are working to include women in the construction industry by exposing young girls in girl scout organizations to electric work, metal cutting, and carpentry. The event was initially reserved for boy scout troops, but with the female representation in these occupations at only 3.2 percent, the state decided to open the workshop to local girl scout troops. The troops are exposed to different tasks required from the jobs, and also provides virtual simulations for more hazardous tasks like crane use. Young girls remarked that the workshop was empowering because they were able to meet with women in the job.
The famous car service Uber partnered with the wildly popular company Girl Boss to put more women in executive positions. Girl Boss works to inform and empower women everywhere by providing podcasts and information on women’s accomplishments around the world. This October, the companies held a contest where women were invited to submit business ideas on a ten slide pitch deck. The idea stemmed out of the hit show Shark Tank and aims to close the entrepreneur gap in gender. Women who are finalists in the contest are flown out to New York City where they are invited to pitch their idea to a panel of big-name investors. Jen Rubio is said to be the judge of each business idea and will help find more investors and executives to grow the winner’s business. Uber donated the prize money to finalists in hopes of helping them start on their journey into the C-Suite.
I had the opportunity to sit down with an intern who was recently offered a high-paying job at a finance corporation. She described her personal journey with her natural hair and how corporate America is stifling this movement.