Ok, this might initially make you feel a little like you do when a total stranger tells you to smile. But these are actually helpful tips to be aware of when engaged in a sell of any sort with someone...they're written from a woman's POV and we came across them via a female talent manager in our network.
Ashley Davidson and Jennifer Hays Samudre (two of the cofounders of The Broad Exchange) are on the road right now for This Is My Country, an important voter ID project... We're spreading the word about all the voter laws that have changed in many states since the last election, potentially prohibiting 11% of the electorate from voting in this election. MANY AFFECTED VOTERS ARE WOMEN, along with the impoverished, disabled, and elderly. Please like our page This Is My Country, share the campaign (www.thisismycountry.org)v to your friends, make sure you and they are all registered and that your photo ID matches your registration. This election is heated, and we need to make sure everyone will be able to make their opinion count. #thisismycountry #debatenight
"New York is set to become the first city in the country with a major municipal program geared toward helping female filmmakers and theater-makers!"
Indy8 director Jake Dypka collaborates with poet Hollie McNish to create a film on the battle between titillation and sustenance.
It's greatly informed by Hollie's experiences nursing her own child. Here's a link to more of the backstory: http://www.onepointfour.co/2016/08/15/bosom-pals/
The one time "you get what you pay for" doesn't apply...
We’re working towards our first Town Hall to address a topic that impacts each of us. Let’s get the ball rolling by answering this question: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE A POWERFUL LEADER? (We’ll take a list of adjectives, pictures – positive or negative – whatever you’ve got!)
Regardless of your political affiliation, there is a distinct difference between the questions Hillary Clinton has been asked since 1979 vs her male counterparts.
These are downright absurd, such as if she likes garden parties, picking out place settings, if American's are ready for her strong opinions, if her hairstyles represent her mood and on and on.
Anyone experienced something similar at work?...
And it happens again...another high level executive is potentially being dethroned after his 'controversial' (aka misogynistic) comments go viral. It seems the pendulum is swinging the right way and this is the first of many entertainment leaders to fall as the climate shifts in the US regarding gender. Several male executives are responding to the article and using their workplace gender statistics to support their diversity.
We'd like to know the ratio of males to female...s at your company overall and at the executive level.
Tonight we're at Working Not Working's women & money town hall discussing our worst negotiation stories so we can hear how to do it better next time. And we're live-tweeting the tips we learn. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/broadexchange
You may be familiar with Spencer Tunick's photography–seas of nudes in beautiful formations. Yesterday we saw him capture 100 women (both democrats and republicans) outside the Republican Convention in Cleveland Ohio. All of them were nude and held mirrors to communicate "that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us. The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman."
This sentiment was reinforced by the women each submit...ting a reason that they wanted to participate in the project from remembering her body during pregnancy to trying to help her heal after being sexually assaulted.
Spencer's reason for this particular project was to create a peaceful protest against hateful rhetoric and the idea that it's ok to hate, and says this is "for our daughters. I just couldn’t stand by and do nothing."
Check out the project here: http://spencertunickcleveland.com/ and read about it on Huff Post below.
Rock star entrepreneur shares her experiences with what it's like being a creative professional and a mom including making us rethinking the whole concept of work/life balance: "I often say that balance is a term that was made up to make women feel inadequate for not achieving it." Thanks for the inspiration Rebecca Minkoff
Gretchen Carlson, who helped us take a stand for how women are portrayed in the media last year during creative week with our Fabricated Female panel, takes a strong stand for herself and inspires us by example by not compromising her values... http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_577d22c1e4b09b4c43c1c624
There is something admirable about being able to become impervious to discrimination, but at what point does it become turning a blind eye to it? Or a disservice to the the rest of the victims? Or silent support of continued discrimination?
(NYT) Wendy Clark, the chief executive of DDB North America, said she had felt more subtle discrimination in her career, but acknowledged that, to rise through the ranks, she has blocked much of it out. "The truth is,” she said, “those of us who have made it through — you become impervious to it in some way.”
Read more http://nyti.ms/1NNh7ky