Let’s set the scene for you: You enter the break room. One of your colleagues stands there, minding her own business and getting coffee. You notice that she’s wearing a khaki linen skirt that is a bit too short — when she bends over to put the milk back in the fridge you can see … Read More about Tuesday Poll: When to Tell a Colleague Her Outfit is Inappropriate
Business Etiquette Advice
Business etiquette advice for the professional woman.
There’s an interesting story in today’s WSJ regarding pantyhose, and how it causes a generational divide between workers. That’s definitely true! We here at Corporette think they should be worn on the most formal of occasions — court appearance, meeting with the CEO, etc — but for daily work they aren’t necessary. We were surprised, … Read More about Generation Pantyhose
– Yet another article on lady lawyers and clothes… [ABA Journal] – Are you in “lean” mode, perhaps trying to save for a downpayment on a house or to pay off school debt? Let this article be your inspiration; it brings back fond memories of our lean days just starting out. [NYT] – Collect male … Read More about Weekend Round-Up
WowOwow has an interesting new segment where they’ll show a “scene” from their daily life. Today, it’s desks. We’re sort of an odd duck: we’ve been in love with desks for a while now. (We were also in love with libraries as a child, so this may not be that odd.) In our opinion, the … Read More about We love old, musty desks, even in the Internet age
What are the top 10 things you should know about a business lunch, especially if you’re a new hire or summer intern at a conservative office (summer associates, we’re looking at you!)! No, we’re neither Debrett’s nor Emily Post, but we know a thing or two about conducting ourselves properly at a business lunch… we’ve … Read More about 10 Things You Should Know about a Business Lunch
We’re not sure why WSJ has this story *now*, given that black tie season is over (isn’t it?) but today they have a great article on why businesswomen need to be very, very careful in choosing an evening gown. It’s not just a matter of image; sometimes, there can be real trouble. Lisa Goldstein, an … Read More about Black ties and faux pas