Leaving Your Job Can Be Messy

As ambitious women of New York, even if you’re happy with your job, you always have your eye on the horizon. However, knowing when and how to get the heck out of your job, and onto the next one, can be a challenge – and potentially messy. That’s why this month we decided to dedicate our town hall (and follow up workshop) to the topic of departures, as bittersweet as they may be. 

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From Child Actor to Founder

Just the other day we took refuge from the heat inside the dimly lit café, Black Brick Coffee, in Williamsburg to meet with Claire Wasserman. Wasserman was already there when we arrived, sporting her trademark cat-eye and tapping away on her phone — no doubt strategizing and networking even on-the-go. Claire is a modern renaissance woman if there ever was one. She is also proof that – no matter what your parents said – Bill Gates isn’t the only successful college dropout. 

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Member Spotlight: Eva Goicochea

Eva's leap into the entrepreneurial unknown didn't happen overnight and after a few more stints of working for others, she finally went full-time to run her own design company, eg studio. Along the way, she also amassed a pretty sizable Instagram following. In our first Member Spotlight, we give you a sneak peek into Eva's world. 

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Just because it didn't work, it didn't mean you failed.

A lot of us often think, “What if I started a business..." or "What if I quit my job..." At our fourth town hall, we listened to women who shared their stories of turning those "What if's" to  “I’m doing it” and learned what it truly means to take the plunge.

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Speak Up & Give Less Fucks

The worst part about Imposter Syndrome is that we tend to believe we're the only ones who suffer from it. Our goal with this town hall was to show that a) we're not alone and b) there is strength in numbers. Over 100 women attended and together we shared not only our struggles but ways we can combat feeling like a fraud so we can give less fucks and GET THAT SEAT AT THE TABLE.

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Boundaries & burnout

It's hard to say no. Women often put everyone else before themselves which can be the fast track to burnout. At this town hall, we lit candles and really slowed things down. The big question of the night: when, where, and how do we draw the line between life and work? Maybe you're thinking, "I work for myself, I am my brand, it's not possible to separate the two." Or, "forget it, I'm already burnt out." 

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Fifteen Post-Election Action Steps

On November 9, I awoke to a really bad hangover and hundreds of messages from women all over the world. While many of those messages were incredibly angry, they were also hopeful. These women recognized that we had a bullhorn we could use and our community, 2,000-strong, could be an army for change. Though the election might have been over, our work was just beginning. The day after the election was devastating, to be sure. But it also may have been the most empowered I’d ever felt in my life.

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