Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes is a weekly feature. Here we will dish on tidbits, news, and important things we think Working Girls should know. So scroll down to hear what we think you should glean from this work week.
  • Back in March, it was announced that publishing house Conde Nast was ridding its ranks of all receptionists not on "editorial floors", but rumor has it that all the remaining receptionists will be laid off in the (very) near future. [via Gawker]

  • A lot of women are up in arms about Hollywood's recent treatment of women in movies (example: Sandra Bullock's bitchy boss character in The Proposal and Meryl Streep's portrayal of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada). The most recent culprit is Katherine Heigl's control-freak TV producer character in the movie The Ugly Truth who is tamed by manly, brutish male character played by Gerard Butler. [via NPR]

  • A report presented in July by the Women and Work Comission in London stated that women are still paid almost 23 percent less than men in on average but the economy could benefit up to 23 billion pounds if that gap were closed. [via New York Times]

  • We are uber excited for the new Alexis Bledel movie, Post Grad, to come out on August 21st! We think a lot of us will be able to relate to the theme of not being able to find a job after graduation. Trailer below!

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

I can't wait to see this movie! You're right, so many women will be able to relate to it.

Becca Christensen said...

Umm, can we say stoked to see that movie? Thanks for sharing!

ScribblesNDots said...

Women need to calm down. They are just MOVIES! My goodness, as for TDWP, Meryl STreep was playing a character written in a book by a woman!

Can't we focus or more important issues?

Great post gals, thanks!

Green Eyes said...

I love Alexis Bledel. That movie is about my worst fear. Not getting a job after graduation. Can't wait to see it though!

Luna said...

after seeing that video i have to see the movie. i can relate to the finding a job part (when i was unemployed) and so can some of my friends. a few other friends are done with school and cant find work either.

Lindsay said...

From what I've seen of the movie, it is my life right now. Right down to the "You're not supposed to go back to the nest!" comment. Totally how I feel, so I can't wait to see it. :)

Dulce estrellita said...

ooooooh! i love Alexis Bledel! thanks for this post! i hope that in Argentina i could see this movie! i love you working girls! kisses, (sweet little star)

kokostiletto said...

Not going to lie - i CANNOT wait to see post grad.... and I've been graduated for 3 yrs now!