11:30 am, May 23rd | by Christie Mims
Most of the time, you may feel like things at work are okay. Not great and not terrible, but fine. So you tell yourself that maybe you shouldn’t look to closely into that niggling feeling that well, things could be so much better. You ignore your doubts, push down some of your fears, and hope for the best while distracting yourself with Bravo or TLC.
4:00 pm, May 16th | by Sheena Marquis
Since the mid-1980s, there has been an exponential increase in the number of girls arrested, waiting in detention, and serving time in foster placement. According to statistics published in 2009, of all juvenile arrests, 25% are arrests for crimes of domestic and family violence. These arrests disproportionally affect girls: although young women represent 29% of all juvenile arrests, they make up 31% of assault arrests, 35% domestic violence arrests, and 41% child-to-parent violence arrests. Our young girls deserve better.
1:30 pm, May 16th | by Beth Devin, Manilla.com
At a recent “Lean In” book club at our Manilla offices, we couldn’t help but bring up the topic of negotiating and asking for a raise. Clearly, it’s an issue where there are a lot more questions than answers. Many women I know work under the assumption that if you work hard and follow the rules, rewards will automatically follow. That was my mantra early in my career. On the other hand, men are known to work hard and aggressively pursue increased responsibilities, promotions and pay increases. Much has been written about why women shy away from negotiating and asking for what they deserve. In this article, I break down that penultimate challenge into a series of steps that lay the groundwork and hopefully more than prepares you to make “the ask.”
2:15 pm, May 14th | by Colette McIntyre
High school must end, but our fascination with the financial side of prom is forever.
5:01 pm, May 13th | by Meredith Lepore
Today is Lena Dunham’s 27th birthday, so I thought I would take this opportunity to get something off my chest.
4:00 pm, May 7th | by Emily Manke
Everybody’s gotta relax sometimes, even powerful women. When your schedule is filled to the brim with work, social obligations, workout sessions, and everything else life throws at you, how you choose to spend your free time is very telling. Here are a couple of (proven, unproven and medium-proven) guilty pleasures for all of you hard-working women out there.
9:45 am, May 2nd | by Beth Devin, Manilla.com
Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, reinvigorated the discussion regarding gender diversity in the workplace. I have a personal interest in increasing the number of women in technology-related careers. That said, it’s important to look at diversity holistically — it’s not just about men and women. When I recently took a Bikram ( hot) yoga class, I looked around the room of 50 or so people and thought, there is a lot we can learn about diversity right here. Stay with me as I draw from this experience to illustrate what we should aim for when we pursue diversity in the workplace.
5:31 pm, April 29th | by Meredith Lepore
4:00 pm, April 25th | by Suzanne Brackley
The Man isn’t going anywhere, and he can be a pain. Here’s how you can take the most bizarre, most annoying and most confusing feedback from your bosses — and make it work for you.
4:00 pm, April 23rd | by Emily Manke
Full gender equality in the workplace will soon become a reality. Not only is it a morally sound cause, it’s beginning to make fiscal sense as well. While women have made significant progress already, gender pay inequality and a glass ceiling for women in most industries are issues that still plague us. When you look at the data, there’s simply no denying that we have a long way to go when it comes to equal pay for women and equal representation of women in leadership positions. It’s up to this new wave of empowered young female workers to make these changes happen.