Friday, May 1, 2009

Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes is a weekly feature. Here we will dish on tidbits, news, and important things we think you Working Girls should know. So scroll down to hear what we think you should glean from this work week.

  • This past weekend, Bea Arthur, the actress made famous for her roles in Maude and Golden Girls passed away from cancer. Arthur is probably best known for being the first female character on prime time TV that had an abortion. We applaud her for pushing the envelope and know she will be truly missed. 
  • Let women rule the world. That is basically what this article from Reuters is saying. OK, I may have exaggerated a teensy bit. But it did say that women have a tendency to take less extreme risks, and creating a more balanced team of managers (aka one woman for every man) then there could be less risk in decision making. 
  • Still confused as to why women are getting paid as much as their male counterparts? Yea, me too (shakes raised fist at the sky). This fact sheet from the Center for American Progress is very interesting to read - it gives you a break down of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and talks about why women are earning less even though they went to better schools and received better grades. 
  • In a new survey compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, many women between the ages of 18-64 believe that cosmetic surgery gives them a competitive edge in the workforce. Of those surveyed, 73% believe looks play an integral role in getting a promotion or getting hired. 


Natalie said...

Hey hon - love the blog but don't you mean "still confused as to why women *aren't* getting paid as much!"

Thanks for the links though!

coeline said...

it's nice to encounter advocates of women power! :)


M.J. said...

Women rule and men drool! ;0

Ronnica said...

That last one's SAD, but possibly true. At least I know I didn't get my job because of my looks!