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  • The New York Post shares the life story of Ann Lowe, the dseigner of Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress. While Lowe died “broke and unknown” at 82, her gowns are now featured at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. and will be displayed at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • The Business of Fashion looks at three startups that are filling in “the white space” in the market — including maternity wear and plus-size fashion.
  • The Guardian reports on a recent study from McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org and refers to other research that shows workplace bias against women and other factors that limit their success. One finding: “women were three times more likely to have personal networks mostly made up of women, which probably compounded their lack of exposure to the power players and decision makers at work — because those people are vastly, disproportionately male.”
  • Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, writes at LinkedIn that the biggest mistake women make at work is to expect it to function like school — that they’ll find success if they work hard and “get an A.”
  • The New York Times has advice on having better conversations and making stronger connections.
  • Also from The New York Times: a roundup of notetaking apps, including Noteshelf, LectureNotes, and Evernote.
  • The blogger behind Science of Mom, who has had five miscarriages (and two babies), shares several things in The New York Times that she wishes she’d known before her pregnancy losses.
  • The New York Times’ Well Family looks at the reality of IVF success for women in their 40s.
  • In Corporette news, Kat was recently interviewed by Paysa’s blog for its Expert Interview Series.
  • Don’t forget: We’re talking about the movie Working Girl on November 1! It’s available for streaming on Netflix (or DVD), from your local library, and on Amazon Video.

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  • Apartment Therapy tested the new $400 Dyson hair dryer to see if it’s worth the price.
  • Yahoo! Style reports that Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon relaunched her luxury shoe brand as direct-to-consumer with two lines, “Collection” and “Lab.”
  • Speaking of shoes, this is from Racked: “workers at one Chinese footwear factory that [makes Ivanka Trump shoes] describe being subjected to an array of workplace indignities, some that would potentially qualify as violations of local labor law” (ICYMI: our post on boycotting companies). Racked also shares “A visit to the Chinese factories that made Donald Trump’s clothing brand possible.”
  • Grechen’s Closet rounds up more responsible, sustainable options to the Madewell Transport Tote.
  • The New York Times looks into the “glass cliff” that often faces women in politics.
  • “It’s time to end the 9-to-5 workday,” writes Rebecca Greenfield in her opinion piece for the Chicago Tribune.
  • Bloomberg reports that Irene Bergman, the longest-working woman on Wall Street, has died at 101. Her Jewish family fled Nazi Germany in 1942, and after arriving in the U.S. she took a job as a secretary to a banker.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: SNL imagines what a day off looks like for Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway (NSFW).

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  • Racked tells the history of Dress for Success, founded in 1997 by Nancy Lublin when she was still a law student.
  • Fashionista talked to Vogue’s executive director of communications (formerly the DNC’s national finance director) for its “How I’m Making It” series.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports on a survey of millennials’ spending habits. One finding: they “overwhelmingly prefer to spend their money on experiences rather than goods.” Millennial readers: Does this ring true for you?
  • Eight businesswomen spoke to Elle about how they gained confidence at work.
  • Find out who’s talking the most — men or women — on your next conference call by using this handy site.
  • The New York Times shares an excerpt from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s new book, My Own Words.
  • Here are two stories on the new JAMA Psychiatry study about the birth control pill’s link to depression: a news article from Self and an opinion piece in The Guardian.
  • Any Blue Apron fans out there? BuzzFeed News‘ investigation at one of the meal-kit company’s facilities found “health and safety violations, violent incidents, and unhappy workers.”
  • For some news closer to home, we’re excited to announce that Corporette is a finalist in the “Website or Blog of the Year” category in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Sad and Useless rounded up some funny tweets on the imagined origin of certain animals.

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  • Fashionista gives you a guide to shopping for a wedding dress.
  • Racked explains how to successfully dye your hair at home.
  • The New York Times interviews Cindy Whitehead, CEO of The Pink Ceiling.
  • Dice Insights shares advice for women in tech fields on overcoming hiring bias.
  • Speaking of technology, Ryan Avent writes in The Guardian about the future of work, a “workless world” in which robots can do all of our jobs.
  • In The Wall Street Journal, Kat’s friend Nikki Waller writes about how men and women have very different experiences in the workplace.
  • Lifehacker tells you how to deal with frequently being interrupted at work. Also relevant, from PBS NewsHour regarding the debate: “For many women, watching Trump interrupt Clinton 51 times was unnerving but familiar.”
  • NPR looks at how the traditional performance review is evolving.
  • Computerworld has tips on getting through resume scanners and filters in online job application systems.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut collects thoughts on being alone from 25 famous women.
  • Also from The Cut: reasons you may often be feeling tired.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Here’s a simple solution to stress, from The Onion.

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  • GOOD reports on H&M’s decision to only offer their plus-size collection online, no longer in brick-and-mortar stores. Meanwhile, PBS talks to Mallorie Dunn, the founder and designer of clothing line Smart Glamour, a “body-positive clothing line of customizable, ethically made clothing.”
  • Fashionista shares their picks for the best drugstore anti-aging products.
  • From New York magazine’s The Cut: The average woman now wears a size 16, and a U.S. Court of Appeals just ruled that employers can refuse employment based on hairstyles, including styles with cultural roots, like dreadlocks.
  • The Careerist looks at new information showing that “female grads of the top 10 law schools … drop out three to five years after joining Big Law at a much higher rate than women from lower-tiered law schools.”
  • Create & Cultivate tells you how to apply Marie Kondo’s home-tidying methods to your career.
  • Forbes reports on a new FlexJobs.com survey: “only 7% of office workers feel like they’re most productive at their workplace desks” (rather than in a remote location).
  • Harvard Business Review ponders how to talk politics without losing friends. Speaking of talking, Harvard Business Review also looks at how women are interrupted more often than men.
  • Recent articles in The Atlantic and British Psychological Digest have looked into the “replication crisis” facing psychology — researchers have had difficulty getting similar results when studies are repeated. (On the other hand, earlier this year this Washington Post article said, “scientists … condemned the results of a 2015 landmark study that concluded more than half of 100 published psychology studies were not replicable.” Hmm.)

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  • Visual News shows you the covers for Penguin UK’s Vintage Classics reissues of Virginia Woolf novels, created by a designer for Marimekko.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut tells you about “the best, most affordable cashmere.”
  • Fortune gives quick reviews on two new books that examine gender in the workplace. Quartz has an excerpt from one, Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace.
  • The New York Times explains how employees become CEOs and notes that having a variety of experience helps.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut shows how women among President Obama’s staff made sure that their voices were heard in what was once a male-dominated environment. Today, there’s a better balance.
  • “Pinksourcing” is a new parody video by The Huffington Post that stars Kristen Bell and features a new way for employers to take advantage of the wage gap.
  • The Wall Street Journal recommends the GetHuman app or website to get a real person on the phone when you call customer service.
  • Slate looks back at the movie Walking and Talking, 20 years later.
  • The Savvy Traveler from The Travel Channel rounds up 21 common household items that can help you pack for your next trip.
  • For your Laughs of the Week: Vox introduces the Transparen-she, while The Onion (NSFW) reports on a common tea situation.

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