Tag: career

The Problem With Girl Power

The failure of the girl power franchise comes from the idea that for a woman to have power she must be more like a man, able to punch hard and sword fight with ease. But by using another gender's strength as our target rejects and neglects all the strengths women already innately bear. Ironically, the qualities the girl power culture neglects to highlight are the qualities that could empower females the most.

The Girl Power movement we know conjures images of Wonder Woman, Powerpuff Girls, biceps decorated in pink, Rihanna rocking stilettos on a runway, The Spice Girls kickboxing. But the image of girl power desperately needs an upgrade. Like a marketing campaign, the connotations of girl power need to evolve with the times. In light of …

Brilliant Blogs Created by Women

I bet you didn't know that only 30% of Google's workforce is female. It would be easy to blame Google for this lopsided number, but pickings are slim when it comes to women with experience in the field. Out of the 57% of Bachelor's degrees earned by women, only 12% are in computer science. Another part of the problem is how much more desired men are to women in the eyes of investors (investors apparently love attractive men).

I bet you didn’t know that only 30% of Google’s workforce is female. It would be easy to blame Google for this lopsided number, but pickings are slim when it comes to women with experience in the field. Out of the 57% of Bachelor’s degrees earned by women, only 12% are in computer science. Another …

Cara Delevingne Leaves Her Job As A Model To Become A Guru-Poet-Role-Model

The successful model and recently turned actress admits during the interview that she has suffered from depression since she was 15. She confesses to having been used and taken advantage of rigorously as a model which inevitably and continuously depreciated her own self worth throughout the development of her beaming career.

2 days ago, the 23 yr old model, Cara Delevingne came out to us all, finding the opportunity to bravely bare her true self in the Women in the World Summit 2015 interview with Rupert Everett. The successful model and recently turned actress admits during the interview that she has suffered from depression since she was 15. …

I’m Tired of Being an Artist

I can't stand this weird habit of mine to play with pricey paint on overpriced canvases or pieces of plywood. Today, I especially hate the abstract ones. They offer nothing other than one of my moods, thoughts or bits of dreams. That's all they are, blobs and strokes that illustrate whatever I'm feeling (or thinking or dreaming about or worried about or in love with) throughout the span of the painting's construction.

I’m tired of being an artist right now. There are days like today–when thinking about my art transmits a flurry of moths up from my stomach into my neck in sets like waves. My brush strokes are low-brow; the piles of paintings all around the house and the studio are like piles of dusty yellow newspapers …

Identity and Development: Surviving My Professional Crossover

Identity and Development: Surving a professional "crossover"

Fall 2015 is waiting for the gun to go off. I keep finding myself hashtagging #fall2015 more than usual. I’m stoked for it. This is the first time I’ve ever started a new semester without some heavy weight on my back (both when I was a student and as a professor). Today, I’ve got my …

Unmentionable & Notorious: The Controversy of Emotions in the Workplace

The Controversy of Emotions in the Workplace: what role do emotions play at work? A fresh look at the part of feelings in a professional setting.

Do you remember that time that you were in a bathroom stall, sniffling, breathing in and out, trying to calm down…trying to stop crying. Eventually, you did, and you walked back out into your work place as though you never cried at all. Why were you crying? Did someone critique your performance too harshly? Were …

Maybe We Should Wear Pink on Wednesdays

Reasons why maybe we should wear pink on Wednesdays...

“On Wednesdays, we wear pink” has quickly become a classic movie quote which came from Tina Fey’s hit comedy, Mean Girls, a farce all about the weird social roles teenage girls play while in high school. It’s over the top, yet somehow relatable. The mean girls of the class have designated days for certain outfits …

Would You Wear this to Work? Is it a Do or Don’t?

Sometimes the line between too much and too little is hard to draw straight. What's appropiate and what's not for work? Take a look at these conflicting styles, then take a quiz to see what you think about professional fashion.

With all the bling and pizzazz out there, especially if you’re a creative type, it’s hard to differentiate what’s appropriate for work and what isn’t. I mean nail art is mainstream. Body glitter is sold at the drug store. Neons are normal. It’s all so vibrant and beautiful, but when it comes to work (sadly) …

10 Signs You Need a Break

Sometimes a break is all you need for a push

I’ll admit it. I eat lunch at my desk, in front of my computer, annoyed that one of my hands is not available for typing. What can I say? I wanna get work done when I’m at work. Seems and even feels logical enough. Right? Apparently, my logic is completely illogical. While eating lunch at …

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