Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one. — Sheryl Sandberg on Beyoncé, aka this year’s cover for the annual Time 100 “most influential” issue. 41/100 are women - a record. (About time.)
Go cheeky Naama! Go HelloFlo! http://nytimes.com/2014/04/24/business/smallbusiness/risque-names-reap-rewards-for-some-companies.html (at HelloFlo in the NYT)
“It makes sense that women are more reticent to negotiate for themselves than men,” says Bowles, “if the social costs of doing so are greater for women than they are for men.” -
- Hannah Riley Bowles, a professor at the Center for Public Leadership and Faculty Director of Women & Power at the Harvard Kennedy School, from “Three Ways Women Can Negotiate Better On Behalf Of Themselves.”
Wow - TheLi.st “The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women" is still in Amazon’s top 10 “Women & Business” category - #5! Sheryl, Arianna, Claire/Katty, Brigid, us! Nice to be holding it down with the megabooks. If you haven’t already got it, why not start now? It’s $3.99 - a perfect spring-is-it-spring-yet-maybe-not-I-don’t-understand-the-weather read.
TheLi.st has a collection on Medium! Tagline: “Worth Your Time."
Here are a few standout piece:
“It’s Not My Job to Fix Your Pipeline Problem" by Anthea Watson Strong
“A Culture of Extraordinary" by Stacy London
“Willing To Be Lucky" by Glynnis MacNicol
“If I Knew Then What I’m Beginning To Know Now" by Aubrey Sabala
“Becoming A Project Manager (It Doesn’t Happen By Mistake" by Ellen Chisa
Please recommend, follow, blog, tweet, FB, snap, tumbl, pin, insta, G+, Gchat, take a selfie with, make your iPhone homescreen, store in the cloud, and print out on paper just in case you run out of battery.
"I wanted to become something that was outside of the paradigms of expectation of the people in power."
Neil deGrasse Tyson in a panel at Harvard in 2009, responding to a question about Larry Summers’ infamous comments about women being genetically less inclined toward science. SMACK IT DOWN.
(Also, I have a TV crush on Cosmos.)
If organizations aren’t committing resources of some kind (manpower or money) to addressing the problem, I don’t believe they are actually interested in structural changes. My recruiting assistance may help my community get entry level positions, but the fundamental power dynamic within the organization won’t change. When they’re asking me for free advice without any incurring any additional costs, they demonstrate an interest in mitigating the risk of a negative press cycle, not in solving a problem. —
Anthea Watson Strong, "It’s Not My Job To Fix Your Pipeline Problem.”
For those of us who are regularly asked for free recruiting help/implicitly blamed when lineups aren’t diverse because we failed to properly locate a candidate, this is a richly satisfying read.
Read, recommend, and share. This is one to bookmark.