Weekly News Update

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  • Whoa: Fashionista notes that H&M created a new fabric for its Conscious collection of sustainable clothing. (Check out the Corporette Guide to Slow Fashion!) In other great news, Page Six has the story on how Tamron Hall donated all of her work clothes after leaving ‘Today.’
  • Dia & Co. took out an awesome full-page ad in the NYT for Fashion Week demanding more diversity, according to Huffington Post.
  • The Washington Post has some notes on how the administration change is affecting trends in D.C. — French manicures, blowouts, and more.
  • Forbes has the story about a bunch of new bra entrepreneurs who are finally (finally!) women.
  • The Atlantic has an interesting story about how everyone’s productivity at work is way down since the election — here are our tips on how to focus on work.
  • HBR advises how to make sure your emails give the right impression.
  • The Hill suspects the Swedish climate minister is trolling certain people with this all-women photo, and Forbes rounds up the best working women’s responses to #DressLikeAWoman campaign. Huffington Post has the details on another trending hashtag: #ShePersisted.
  • Thank you to CreditDonkey for naming Corporette one of its top career blogs of 2017!

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Comments

  1. I’ve worked in undergrad admissions for a few years and amstarting to feel like I’ve hit the point where I can’t advance unless I move elsewhere. Most people work here for 2-3 years and leave for HR type roles, but I’d rather stay in Higher Ed.

    Would fellow ‘rettes in Higher Ed be willing to share what they do/what their titles are? I will likely end up having to take on financial responsibility for elderly parents in a few years, so salary information would also be really helpful if you’re comfortable sharing. Thanks!

    • I’m a study abroad/international student services director at a SLAC. I earn $45k (I’m underpaid, but not *hugely* for my age and experience. Do you have an advanced degree? Higher Ed really places a premium on that (which makes sense).

  2. I wouldn’t call an uptick in French manicures as “somewhat trendier” (per the quote in the article)… those were “trendy” when I got them for prom in 1999.

  3. I’ve worked in undergrad admissions for a few years and am starting to feel like I’ve hit the point where I can’t advance unless I move elsewhere. Most people work here for 2-3 years and leave for HR type roles, but I’d rather stay in Higher Ed.

    Would fellow ‘rettes in Higher Ed be willing to share what they do/what their titles are? I will likely end up having to take on financial responsibility for elderly parents in a few years, so salary information would also be really helpful if you’re comfortable sharing. Thanks!

    • My job title is Business Intelligence Analyst. I do Reporting and Data Analytics. I work for a private university in the Boston area. I make $98k.

      • Higher Ed :

        Thanks! Did you have to study statistics or a specific certification to do Data Analytics?

  4. I am rep’osting from last night, tho I can’t find it. I wondered what the HIVE thought about the President’s assistant saying that people should go out and buy Ivanka’s stuff. I love Ivanka and will buy her stuff, but is it right for Kelly Ann Conway to say this? I say no, dad says big deal. What does the HIVE think?

  5. re the wapo article, I have noticed more big/long hair lately in DC, which is funny with all of the bare legs and ankles everywhere. I love to watch and play “local” “not a local” with myself. Not that there are many locals in DC. But please, please tell me we aren’t seeing a return to French tip manicures. The ’90s are just mocking us now.

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