My Attitude sabotaged my career- and it was awesome
Recap: Boston Kick Off Town Hall
Re-living the time you stuck your foot in your mouth can be painful. Re-living the year you sabotaged your life is…well, it’s kind of awesome (stay with me here).
Meet Our Ambassadors: Washington, D.C.
On the evening of March 28th, 2017 it was pouring rain and unseasonably cold, but that didn’t stop 70+ women from attending our first town hall in Boston! One by one, ladies marched in, poured themselves a glass of wine, and settled in for an evening of honest and raw conversation about money and their careers.
Recap: San Diego Kick Off Town Hall
Get to know our Washington, DC ambassadors and their city!
Meet Our Ambassadors: Boston
This is a recap of our first town hall in San Diego on March 7, 2017. The night featured mingling, connecting, and an opportunity for our six panelists to share what they’ve learned on their journeys navigating the professional community in San Diego. There was a common thread tied throughout that we must continue to lift each other up through active networking for self and for others — encouraging healthy discussions in the workplace, and being real about the amount of time we want to give versus the amount of time we have to give.
Thirty-Six Ways to Self-Care According to our Members
We sat down with our Boston ambassadors to get to know a bit about them, they're city, and why they're excited to bring Ladies Get Paid to their community.
Recap: Los Angeles Kick Off Town Hall
On social media this week, we asked our members how they self-care. Their answers were too good, we had to share.
Recap: San Francisco Kick Off Town Hall
This is a recap of our first town hall in Los Angeles on March 2, 2017.
How a Stolen Passport Changed One Woman's Journey
This is a recap of our first town in San Francisco on March 1, 2017.
The Fear of Imperfection and How I Got Over It
We sat down with Creative Director and Designer, Lucia Orlandi, to discuss what it's like making the transition to New York as an immigrant and creative. Get to know a bit about Lucia before she shares her personal reinvention story at our town hall in New York City on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Undressing Your Compensation
Fear of imperfection stifles vitality and momentum. There are many projects that I wish I had seen through, but didn’t because they weren’t going to be good enough to display.
How One Woman Brought a Suit Against the Marines - and Won.
You are moving confidently through an interview when all of the sudden the hiring manager asks, “Please walk me through your salary history, starting at the first place of employment.” Crap. How do you navigate this question without losing the opportunity or your temper?
Utah GOP Vice-Chair James C. Green wrote a letter, "Equal Pay for Women Has Consequences." Here is our response.
If any woman can die for this country alongside a man, for the same reason, why should you treat her with disrespect and shame? Why should you make her feel less than for wanting to serve our country? And why should you make her jump through two times the hoops to receive half the respect?
The Bearded Feminist
Utah GOP Vice-Chair James C. Green's letter, "Equal Pay for Women Has Consequences", submitted to the Wasatch Wave, got our blood boiling. As one of our Salt Lake City members put it, "That letter is gross and definitely made me pull a Picard-level face palm."
Town Hall Recap: Discrimination & Inclusion
I started to write and publish more and more and this was the moment I came up with the idea of “Bearded Feminist." The Facebook magazine portrays inspiring women around the globe to create a platform for role models for current and future generations.
My younger self was scared of the future; here are the things I would tell her.
Gathering to discuss diversity and inclusion of marginalized groups in the workplace can feel daunting. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of privilege, to discuss this issue is to be faced with the task of honoring your own experience and wisdom, while making ample room for others.
When my dad turned down a job, they called my mother and accused her of hindering his career
We don’t always see ourselves in the same way others see us, and, in my opinion, viewing ourselves with an alternative perspective it is the best way to grow. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can be difficult at times, but the benefits will last you your whole life.
How to grow your career without a network
How can it be that we have come so far and yet not far at all? While the number of those who still see women as second class citizens has drastically decreased since my mother's career began, it still seems the voices against women, the wage gap and reproductive rights are just as loud as they were twenty or thirty years ago.
How my anxiety got the best of me but won't again
The classic trope is that most people get hired through someone they know. One recent survey says 85% of its 3,000 employed gained their job through networking. And we all know, or can at least imagine, the benefits of alum networks or well-connected friends. But it’s not the only way.
Stop sabotaging yourself
My constant worrying about the “what ifs” and “buts” is a common part of the female ethos, one that makes up so much a part of our social and political identity, it’s difficult at times to even identify a separate sense of self, and one that has the grim potential to make us question our own abilities and ideas to the point of self-sabotaging.
When we allow ourselves to step aside, it can feel surreal. We become more receptive and open to new ideas, new opportunities and meeting new people. It feels like our brain has more capacity to take more in and think creatively when we were foggy before because we were preoccupied and absorbed by those thoughts.