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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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  • Fashionista talks to surgical podiatrist Marion Parke about her new, foot-friendly shoe line.
  • Arianna Huffington writes for Thrive Global about the launch of Thrive Style, which aims to “redefin[e] conventions so that women can feel confident, professional and great in something other than five-inch heels and a new outfit for every occasion.”
  • Cosmopolitan talks to a diverse group of women who work in tech about what it’s really like to be in such a male-dominated field.
  • Harvard Business Review tells you what to do if you’re the “toxic handler” at your office — the eternal advice-giver, peacemaker, sympathetic listener.
  • Alison Green of Ask a Manager answers a reader question for New York magazine’s The Cut about a coworker acting as the food police.
  • Tara DeVeaux writes for Campaign about people who carefully take steps to not appear “too black” at work.
  • MarketWatch looks at why student loan debt is making many couples delay marriage and kids.
  • Hollywood Reporter looks at how women presidents have been depicted in movies and on TV.
  • Business Insider recommends 30 things to have in your kitchen before you’re 30. (Do you agree?)
  • Here’s your holiday-themed Laugh of the Week from The Onion, which reminded me of this SNL sketch from a few years ago [autoplay video].

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  • Jinnie Lee writes for Racked in defense of the humble Danskos.
  • What do you wear to your office holiday party when you feel like you’ve got nothing to wear? The Muse has the answer.
  • Inc. says that picture of you holding a beer or glass of wine on Facebook isn’t going to affect your job prospects, but there are a few social media activities that will.
  • CNBC shares a list of 10 jobs that pay women better salaries than men.
  • LinkedIn has announced a new featured called “Open Candidates.” You can set your profile to let recruiters know you’re looking for new job opportunities without tipping off your own company’s recruiters (or affiliated company recruiters). You can indicate the job titles you’re looking for and include a brief introduction.
  • Good news and bad news, from The New York Times: Law students are now almost 50% women, but women graduates start off at a disadvantage.
  • Alison Green of Ask a Manager answers a reader question for New York magazine’s The Cut about a coworker who keeps stealing ideas.
  • The Cut also shares the relaxation techniques of 25 famous women.
  • Little PINK Book tells you “what rich people know about money that you don’t.”
  • Elle asks, “So, What Should Liberal White Women Do Now?”
  • Have you heard the big news yet? Wired reports that Netflix is allowing users to download content to watch offline.
  • The mission of Donate Bigly is “mak[ing] it easy to donate in honor of Trump appointees to awesome organizations fighting for causes like equality, tolerance, and the environment.”

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  • SheFinds has a tip for taking one important measurement to determine whether a pair of heels will be comfortable or not.
  • Sociology of Style has a post on the symbolism of women’s clothes, and pantsuits in particular. Vice looks at pantsuits too.
  • Time shares career advice from women on Fortune’s latest list of the Most Powerful Women in Business.
  • Forbes talks to Ellen Taaffe of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management about women and leadership.
  • Speaking of leadership: Considering a run for office? The Barbara Lee Family Foundation offers “Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women.”
  • Business Insider talks to a financial planner about not allowing your fixed expenses to get out of hand in your 30s and 40s — not succumbing to “lifestyle creep.”
  • NPR has a way to start narrowing the political divide: “Read The Book That’s Not For You.”
  • AdvertisingAge reports on a new project from Whitney Wolfe, the founder of Bumble: BumbleBizz, “a feature that will let users jumpstart their networking efforts by matching with career peers and mentors.”
  • For those of you who lean left, The Guardian has rounded up several quality conservative websites for you to get the point of view of the other side. (This is not for those of you who saw SNL’s “The Bubble” sketch and wished that it were real.)
  • A couple of charity donation–related links for you: Charity Navigator tells you how to avoid mail solicitations, and Wardrobe Oxygen explains how to donate anonymously.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Above the Law comments on a career services email sent to UVA’s 1Ls.

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