Wednesday, February 24, 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.
  • Following in LC's footsteps, Ugly Betty actor Mark Indelicato will be interning at fashion mag Teen Vogue. Unlike other celebs who wanted to work at fashion magazines (athletes, socialites), we think this one fits. Mark is one: a teenager, and two: actually is really into fashion. We wish him luck! [NY Mag]
  • Female MBA-holders are still not receiving the same pay as their male counterparts said a study released by Catalyst this past week. 60% of women who responded said that their first job was entry-level, whereas the male number came in at 46%. It was also reported that women made an average of $4,600 less than males in their first job. [Wall Street Journal]
  • From tomorrow until Sunday, Dress for Success is urging women nationwide to donate one new or nearly new interview suit at any Dressbarn store to help other women find the perfect outfit to get the job. [NY Daily News]
  • According to this NY Mag article, all the cool kids at Conde Nast are biking to work. Go green and try biking to work once the weather gets a little bit nicer! [NY Mag]

7 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

That's really cool about Dress for Success!!

Casey said...

One of the few bad things about living in Texas (houston) a place that is so spread out - biking to work would never work for probably more the half the population. Id would take all day just to bike that far into town!! :( But it's a wonderful idea for ppl in NYC or those that live DT here too!

Ellen said...

I saw a video on Self.com of the EIC biking it to work—it was cool! I personally don't think I could do it...hello, crazy cab drivers! But props to them!

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Sun Soak said...

There are ways to bike during the winter as well and it's that much different from biking during other times. There us a bit if a learning curve but once you grasp it it's great!

shaynaleahk said...

Women MBAs are also penalized throughout their career for their ability to have children - Men only lose salary increases if they opt out of the workforce for some reason, women are seen as constantly having the potential to do so, so the salaries we command are consistently less then men... by the time we are past childbearing age the cumulative effects of the previous lower salaries combine to keep women from attaining higher salaries, as each raise is typically based on the current salary... Being paid $4,600 less as an entry level empoyee can spiral into a major schism in later years. Be angry - and act - Join Dress for Success, promote women without being bitter about your own sacrifices, and keep supporting research on how to stop this! ...And yes, I have a MBA, and it is terrifying to imagine that after all that work (not to mention money) I may still be behind.

umuts said...

thank you

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