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  • Stylist Bridgette Raes suggests some suit-free styles that are still appropriate for job interviews.
  • Macy’s isn’t doing so well (Consumerist) and neither are other department stores (New York Times). Mall brands like J.Crew aren’t exactly thriving, either (Business of Fashion), and that includes BCBG (Racked). (If you’re a fan of their wrap dress, stock up now!)
  • Meanwhile, Vanity Fair has Ivanka Trump news: She “has decided to step down from management and operations of the Trump Organization and from her eponymous fashion brand, and will resign from all officer and director positions she currently holds within each of them.”
  • Through Jan. 31, if you donate a bra at Soma stores to support women at shelters in the Network to End Domestic Violence, you can get $20 off two full-price bras.
  • YouTube star Chriselle Lim talks to the director of global social media for Kiehl’s about how she maintains her creativity in a corporate job.
  • The BBC reports that some companies are moving away from open offices and back to more private spaces (woohoo!).
  • STAT details the new guidelines on fish consumption for pregnant women, women who might become pregnant, nursing moms, and kids.
  • Here’s one of Secret’s new series of ads along the theme of women’s empowerment: A woman prepares for a presentation with a power pose (have you heard the latest about that?) and a pep talk from a friend [autoplay video].
  • If you’re protesting this weekend, read this advice from a “real lawyer,” Lee Apotheker, that’s gone viral this week. Also, Samarra Khaja has some downloadable/printable signs for Saturday.
  • Speaking of the events this week, here’s your Laugh of the Week from The Onion, who will surely miss Joe Biden as their muse.

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  • The Cut‘s latest installment in its “25 Famous Women on…” series is about impostor syndrome. (Our favorite is the Emma Watson quote we pulled into a Pin, below — which is yours?)
  • Fashionista tells you where “fashion people” shop for home goods.
  • Womanista gives you five beauty hacks for mornings when you’re short on time.
  • Women Lawyers News’ new version of their Billable Hour tool is available through 1/31 for $40, available for download here.
  • Lesley Jane Seymour writes at LinkedIn that age is the last taboo at work.
  • Working Mother says that miscarriages present a complicated situation in the workplace.
  • As Caroline Kennedy gets ready to leave her post as U.S. ambassador to Japan, The New York Times takes a look back at her time in the role.
  • The New York Times has an obituary for Clare Hollingworth, “the undisputed doyenne of war correspondents” who broke the news of WWII.
  • Forbes shares the personal investment plan of a 28-year-old who has already been able to retire.
  • U.S. News & World Report looked at 38 of the most popular diets and lists the best.
  • The Daily Dot looks at the viral photo of lemons that show several different signs of breast cancer — not just the presence of a lump, which gets mentioned all the time.

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  • Racked looks at how many police uniforms (and bulletproof vests) aren’t designed with women in mind, affecting officers’ safety and their ability to do the job.
  • The New York Times talks to the creators of the Swivel app, which connects black and Hispanic women to salons who provide the services they want and know how to care of their hair.
  • Attn: made a video about the pocket-less state of much of women’s clothing.
  • Fashionista says that Coach has transformed from a “staid mall brand to one of the buzziest labels on the calendar.”
  • Law Sites introduces you to the new keyboard for lawyers, the LegalBoard, which made its debut at CES this week.
  • Harvard Business Review shares the results of a series of studies involving mock resumes sent to law firms. They found that “elite employers discriminate strongly based on social class, favoring applicants from higher-class backgrounds [and that] coming from an advantaged social background helps only men.”
  • CNBC [autoplay video] shows the mind-mapping strategy of Google career coach Jenny Blake.
  • The Atlantic shares “The Ambition Interviews,” essays by Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace about their former Northwestern classmates and what they’re doing now, years later.
  • The New York Times looks into why women only make up 16% of the top 1% of earners and 11% of the top 0.1%.
  • The New Yorker talks to Baby-Sitters Club author Ann M. Martin.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut collected some of Carrie Fisher’s best quotes, and BuzzFeed rounded up some tweets paying tribute to her.

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News Roundup for 2016

2016 Career News for Young Working WomenHappy 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.

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  • At The Washington Post, former fashion editor Kerry Folan asks, “Why have black leggings become the uniform of my generation?”
  • SheFinds rounds up some of the worst sites to buy clothes from.
  • Wardrobe Oxygen has tips on what to wear to a protest march.
  • At TEDWomen 2016, Laura Vanderkam gave a talk called “How to Gain Control of Your Free Time.”
  • Alyssa Rosenberg writes for The Washington Post about the strange role (unpaid, of course) of First Lady and whether Ivanka Trump should take it on.
  • Speaking of jobs, The Huffington Post shares photos from Chris Crisman’s series,”Women’s Work,” which features portraits of women in traditionally “male” fields such as geology, mining, and fishing.
  • The New York Times shares some good ideas for what to do with your favorite photos, including creating fabric prints and wood prints.
  • NPR tells the story of Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th-century Italian painter, on the occasion of a major new exhibit of her work in Rome.
  • Looking for gifts for kids this holiday season? New York magazine’s The Cut brings you “12 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the Patriarchy.”
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week, from Hacker Noon: “A guide to giving your cats their annual performance review.”

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  • Elle recommends several velvet blazers (which we just rounded up last month).
  • Racked shares some direct-to-consumer fashion brands worth trying.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut reveals the The Best Beauty Products of 2016.
  • The Business of Fashion reports that DNA analysis may soon be able to determine whether (cotton) clothing was made with child and adult forced labor. Racked has some results of a study that looked at fashion brands’ efforts to remove forced labor from their production.
  • The Huffington Post reports that thousands of women have decided to run for office for the first time, or are considering it, because of November’s election results.
  • On LinkedIn, FertilityIQ shared its rankings of “The Best Companies To Work For As a Fertility Patient.”
  • Fast Company shares a list of 2016’s top creations and innovations for women. It’s a great collection!
  • The Huffington Post shares information about 10 charities helping people in Syria — with donation links [autoplay video].
  • The New York Times’ Women in the World points out that Good Girls Revolt’s cancellation was decided by a man without any women colleagues’ input. The show was based on Newsweek employees’ 1970 sex discrimination lawsuit.
  • Your Laugh of Week is from Above Average [autoplay video], and it’s about the joys of chip cards.

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