“The truth is, we need the Sandbergs of the world beating the drum for us to shoulder our way into the boardroom and climb the corporate ladder. But we also need a standard bearer for part-time work — the kind that rewards ambition, that is creative and stimulating and doesn’t park your career until your kids are out of diapers. I have to believe it’s out there.
Because there are smart, driven women who are willing to take risks, chase down new skills, and do the thing that they are passionate about — 25 hours a week.” (via Ozy.com)
“The new library of photos shows professional women as surgeons, painters, bakers, soldiers and hunters. There are girls riding skateboards, women lifting weights and fathers changing babies’ diapers. Women in offices wear contemporary clothes and hairstyles and hold tablets or smartphones — a far cry from the typical stock photos of women in 1980s power suits with a briefcase.” (via nytimes.com)
A sampling of the cliche photos (that we’ve refused to use on Maybrooks) here! http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/10/10-ridiculously-cliched-stock-photos-of-women-vs-lean-ins-alternatives/
“What’s less well known, however, is that women are bearing the full brunt of the overall trend towards a smaller public sector. According to the NWLC, women account for not just January’s job losses but for all of the 51,000 total public sector job losses in the past four months.” (via washingtonpost.com)
“Any country where it’s hard for women to work, whether because they’re pressured to stay home or because educational attainment is tougher or just because of straight-up discrimination, is effectively suppressing half of its economic potential. That makes everybody poorer and worse off.” (via washingtonpost.com)
“This became more clear when I read the recently published What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know by mother/daughter writers Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey. The Yale-educated team interviewed more than a hundred women and 60 women-of-color scientists. They culled their research to present four patterns that women experience in the workplace, and noted that women of color are often judged by a different standard — the Double Jeopardy. The Double Jeopardy impacts those of us who are discriminated against based on both race and gender.” (via xojane.com).