Wednesday, February 17, 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.
  • A recent report by Prudential revealed that a man who draws his pension this year will have an average retirement income of 19,593 pounds, while a woman will only receive 12,169 pounds. The reason the gap is widening is because many women stop working or only work part time so they can raise their children. [Finance Markets]
  • After letting Barbie fans vote, Mattel has announced that the doll's next career move will be a computer engineer. This will be Barbie's 126th career after turning 50 last year. Fun fact: the doll's accessories were chosen with the help of the Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering. [New York Times]


Anonymous said...

If only we could all change careers as much as Barbie. Maybe we'd all be happier with such constant change. Or maybe no one would be really, really good at any one thing ;)

E said...

Wow Barbie is moving up in the world!

Ellen said...

Wow, who knew Barbie could be such a jack of all trades? I'm jealous. Barbie, can I be your coffee b*tch? PLEASE?!