Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Meeting Notes

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

  • According to Crain's New York, more and more young women are venturing out on their own and starting their own businesses as the recession begins to limit career choices. [Crain's New York]


  • A source anonymously told the Post today, that senior Vogue staffers were told to start taking the subway instead of their usual mode of transporation: town cars. The cost cuts were supposedly instituted by publisher Susan Plagemann who the Post is now referring to as the "Cab Killer". [NY Mag]


  • Giant advertisements reading "Career Women Make Bad Mothers" appeared plastered on the sides of buses and on billboards in London last week when a campaign run by the Outdoor Advertising Association launched to prove the effectiveness of outdoor advertising. The ad came down after hundreds of mothers on Mumsnet expressed their disgust in the online forums. [San Francisco Chronicle]



  • The Rachel Zoe Project has a new character joining its ranks. LA stylist Ashley Avignone tweeted her new job status yesterday. Avignone is taking over for former Rachel Zoe employee Taylor Jacobson. [NY Mag]
  • 10 comments:

    Melanie's Randomness said...

    Ohhh I'm shocked they really got rid of Taylor!!!

    I don't think career women make bad mothers. That's horrible to say.

    Caroline said...

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    Katharine said...
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    fromatopink said...

    And the war between career mom and stay-at-home mom rages on. When will we just start letting women choose what is best for THEM instead of what WE think is right?

    And thank you for the Rachel Zoe tidbit, I had no idea! (LOVE that show.)

    tris1978ton said...

    Rachel Zoe is fab! I thought Taylor was a bit annoying, but I love Brad! Hope this new girl is good.

    Alissa said...

    I read that article about the "Career women make bad mothers". That was surely hair-raising.

    I wish I had a town car...or even a subway to take me to work. I have to drive myself in...thankyouverymuch!

    LadyGaga said...

    Career women do not make bad mothers. God I hate misogynistic stuff like this.

    ~Mary said...

    the bus advertising was just a way to show how effective it CAN be. Shocking thing to say...but it got everyone's attention.

    Romantic Comedee said...

    After 4 years of holding a Bachelor's Degree and bouncing from dead-end to dead-end, I finally bit the bullet and started my own freelance writing service. It's a lot of work and it's been hard to get a steady flow of work, but I would not go back for anything.

    P.S. I agree with fromatopink: Let mom's choose what is best for them, their family, and their futures. Working or staying home doesn't make anyone a bad mother or less of a woman!

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