Happy Almost 2017! We realize that many of you may not have time to click on all (or maybe any) of the links in each week’s Weekly News Update, so we’ve gathered some of the most notable stories that we highlighted during the past year, organized by topic. Readers: Tell us some of your favorite news stories that were relevant to overachieving chicks during 2016 (whether we covered them or not).
Career News for Professional Women
- The Week looked at how working long hours has become a mark of privilege, while columnist Jena McGregor wrote in The Washington Post that people should stop telling everyone that they’re doing just that.
- New York magazine’s The Cut shows how women on President Obama’s staff made sure their voices were heard in what was once a male-dominated environment.
- Harvard Business Review explained how to ask for a raise when you’re hesitant.
- Inc. provided several networking tips you may not have heard before.
- Entrepreneur listed four ways to become a leader.
- Mashable offered advice for talking to your boss about not being happy in your job.
- Above the Law‘s Shannon Achimalbe listed four jobs for new lawyers that can negatively affect their future careers.
- Ask a Manager‘s Alison Green detailed the career issues she’s changed her mind about.
- NPR looked at how the traditional performance review is evolving.
- The Washington Post talked to the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business about the ways different cultures express emotions and handle confrontation.
- Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, wrote at LinkedIn that the biggest mistake women make at work is expecting it to function like school — that they’ll find success if they work hard and “get an A.”
- After Washington, D.C., got covered by two feet of snow in a January blizzard, who do you think showed up for Senate duty? Women, that’s who, The Washington Post reported — and women only, as Sen. Lisa Murkowski pointed out in a Now This News video.