Wednesday, September 2, 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.

  • According to a new study, testosterone levels in women may have an affect on their choice of career. Researchers examined the testosterone levels in 500 MBA students at the Univ. of Chicago by measuring their financial risk aversion by using a computer game. Among the women studied, there was a large correlation between higher testoerone and lower risk aversion. [via]
  • In light of the recent unruly and unpredictable economy, the recently compiled a list of 100 career coaching blogs to help people find new jobs in this unsteady market. I really like how they have categorized them as well with such sections as "Recently Graduated", "Blogs for Women" and "Transition". [via]
  • According to the Randstad 2009 World of Work survey despite scale backs and bankruptcy stories flooding the news, U.S. workers are ready to push beyond "survival mode" at work and be more innovative. 90% of those survey said it's nice for companies to focus on the future and 83% said they'd like to expand their roles and responsibilities. [via Reuters]
  • According to NY Mag, a homeless girl named Bri recently snagged an internship at Elle magazine under advice columnist E. Jean. Apparently she entered an advice columnist competition while taking up residence in a Wal-Mart parking lot, which in turn led to an audition for a reality TV show (which she bombed). When she bombed, she decided to take matters into her own hands and email E. Jean herself, who offered her an internship! [via NY Mag]


Sarah said...

The homeless girl story is quite interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay said...

That NY Mag story is really great. I hope things work out for the new intern.

Baby said...

Really!? The homeless girl gets an intership. And I am still stuck in community college.

Blah! If that doesn't tell me it's time to step it up I don't know what does.