Wednesday, January 27, 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.
  • British law firm Allen & Overy announced last week announced that they would be adopting a four-day work week and extended holidays in order to keep women from leaving the firm because of the demanding hours which was affecting their time with family. Senior parter David Morley was quoted as saying they have been developing this plan for quite some time to help boost the female partner percentage which has stayed in the teens for the past decade. [Financial Times]
  • US business schools are attempting to lure women to apply to their schools by offering them private parties at Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC, an all-expenses paid weekend of wining and dining, and group cooking classes. [Women's ENews]
  • Martha Coakley's defeat in the recent campaign to fill Ted Kennedy's empty Senate seat, has ignited a debate as to whether or not there is a glass ceiling for women in politics in the state of Massachusetts. [New York Times]
  • A 9-year-old "blogger" was spotted in the front row at men's fashion week in Paris. We think she might be the youngest Working Girl we have ever met. [The Cut]


Melanie's Randomness said...

Woa that is amazing about Allen & Overy. Are they accepting applications? =P.

Seattle Kim D said...

9-year-old blogger?!? Wow, I suddenly feel so behind in my career...

That's awesome about Allen & Overy, hopefully more companies will follow their lead. I think the saying is true that happy employees are more productive and produce better quality work so this should have majopr pay offs.

Ohmygoshi said...

9-year-old blogger already has a bigger following, and more perks than I do...I would like to be seen front row at fashion week in Paris!