Did your college or university address sexism in the workplace as something that women should be prepared for? What has surprised you about the sexism you’ve faced in your career?
On a typical workday, what break activities are acceptable at work? Do you ever do things on a break that you would you cringe if a boss or colleague saw you doing?
Can you wear leggings to work in 2019? What is your favorite brand of leggings for work (or, if you have a legging-substitute in terms of comfort or style, who makes it?)
What do you consider personal at work — and what do you consider private? How has office culture played into the answer to that question? Where do you draw the line, and how do you deal if someone wants to share more with you than you’re comfortable with (or wants you to share more than you’re comfortable with)?
Do you prefer to stay late at work — or work from home? How much of that is your preference versus office culture or other outside situation?
How can you be a good remote worker? With holiday travel coming up (where you may end up working remotely), and New Year reflections coming up (“going remote” might be one of your goals for 2019), I thought we’d discuss. Some notes from previous reader discussions on how to be a good remote worker: Explain your strategies … Read More about How to Be a Good Remote Worker
We’ve talked a lot about morning routines from a health and sanity perspective — but I don’t think we’ve ever talked about everyone’s morning office routines — particularly about whether people have built any good habits for the morning routine at work, or how they ensure productivity as soon as they get to the office. … Read More about Morning Office Routines – What Do You Do As Soon As You Get to the Office?
When you’re used to dressing conservatively for work and your new office is much less formal, how do you put outfits together to look casual but still professional and stylish? Some women would react to a dress-code switch like this with a “Score! Jeans and comfy shoes EVERY day,” but others are bigger fans of dressing conservatively in … Read More about How to Look Stylish and Professional at a Business Casual Office
We’ve all been hearing and talking about the surge of men getting fired, losing control of their companies, and otherwise being disciplined for sexual harassment and other bad behavior — and we’ve all been heartened by the groundswell of support for the women and men brave enough to come forward. I’m hopeful that we are … Read More about Sexual Harassment, Office Culture, Resumes, and “Boys Being Boys”
How would you define “executive presence,” particularly for women? Have you worked to build your executive presence? What are your best executive presence tips? Here are some qualities of women with executive presence that Corporette readers have mentioned during conversations that have taken place in the comments: having a “cool, calm, and commanding” presence being a skilled public … Read More about Executive Presence for Women Leaders
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion on how to avoid being mistaken for a personal assistant — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on how to avoid office housekeeping tasks. How do you tell your boss you’re not her servant / personal assistant / chauffeur / secretary … Read More about How to Tell Your Boss You’re Not Her Servant / Personal Assistant / Chauffeur
2017 Update: We still stand by these easy office decor ideas — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion of the best places to get cute office decor. Ladies, what are your favorite easy office decor ideas? What’s the first thing you do in any new office, and what ideas … Read More about Affordable, Easy Office Decor Ideas