My boss only wanted to hire "pretty girls" and I didn't speak up

I was one of the few women in the production crew. If the office hierarchy could be illustrated by a totem pole, I would have started out as one of the unglamorous but sturdy animals, like a beaver or a squirrel, the ones providing a fortifying nutritional base for the larger, sexier predators like eagles and foxes. The upper reaches consisted of all white dudes. 

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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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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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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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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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