November 15th, 2018

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

 “Mentors of mine were under a big pressure to minimize their femininity to make it. I’m not going to do that. That takes away my power. I’m not going to compromise who I am.”

– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Women Who… WORK IN CONSTRUCTION 

More participation by women, especially in design and project management, is ultimately good news for consumers. “I feel that our clients are less intimidated by the process when they work one-on-one with me,” said Katie Lewis with Signature Homes. “They appreciate a female perspective when designing and building their home.”

(Women’s group within construction industry is good news for consumersThe Daily Sentinel)

Women Who…DRAW ATTENTION TO OTHERS

“The issue with the anonymous report is this: floating an unqualified woman for a job unwittingly props up that old notion that diversity hires are window dressing and that women and people of color don’t have to put in the work to earn those spots. (Spoiler No. 2, none of that is true).”

(Condoleezza Rice is right to draw attention to women putting in the work, Valdosta Daily Times)

Women Who… MENTOR MEN

“To be honest, most of the research looks into men being mentors to women and whether this is effective,” says Andromachi Athanasopoulou, associate professor in organizational behavior at Queen Mary University of London. “Far less research has looked at the opposite — a woman mentoring a man — because more men are in the leadership positions, so they are more likely to be mentors.”

(What happens when women mentor men, CNN.com) 

Women Who…SIDE HUSTLE

“After being gainfully employed and taking on writing assignments for extra income, my 1099 hustle outgrew my corporate paycheck. This prompted me to branch out on my own, and I eventually hired a part-time assistant to help with research and invoicing. Like these women below, I learned a thing or two during the transition from “employee” to “boss.” If you have a goal of becoming your own boss, here’s how to make it a reality.” 

(6 women who turned their side hustle into a full-time gig, Fast Company)

Women Who… ARE ECCENTRIC

“While the idea of eccentricity is nebulous, it is an important barometer of society and women’s place within it. “The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour and moral courage it contained,” wrote John Stuart Mill in 1859.”

(Eccentric women: why they are more important than ever in our oppressive era, The Guardian)

 

 

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