– The WSJ explores the benefits of a feminine leadership style. [WSJ] – Advice for those just starting out (or, uh, those who never paid much attention when they started out) regarding healthcare, taxes, and more non-fun adult-type stuff. [NYT] – Tricky: Philip Galanes advises a boss not to tell an assistant to get a … Read More about Weekend Round-Up
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2018 Update: If you’re looking for advice for what to wear to summer cocktail parties, you may want to check out our more recent discussion on what to wear to a business cocktail party — as well as all of our advice for summer work events and summer associate events. (You, uh, may want to avoid … Read More about What To Wear To: Summer Cocktail Parties
The WSJ has a story today about how the law firm Weil, Gotshal, & Manges recently had a women’s networking event at Henri Bendel’s, giving everyone $25 gift cards to get them started. Bendel’s agreed to give 10% of the profits to a charity, and Weil agreed to match those profits. (We knew we shouldn’t … Read More about In-Company Networking Events for Women
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
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
If you missed it, you’re in luck: it’s now online. They interview the a range of women, including the ones we always hear about (Oprah, Madonna), the ones we may not hear about but certainly know about (Essie, of Essie nail polish), and the “firsts” — the first woman to sit on the New York … Read More about “Women at the Top” Special Now Online
We apologize for the lack of posts — in addition to our day jobs taking up far too much of our time, we’ve been working on a big story (should be up by Friday): a review of all the new invitation-only online sales sites. We’ve also been working on various technical glitches on the site … Read More about Excuse us for the lack of posts
– 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
– The Girls in the Beauty Department round up the best pink nail polishes. [Glamour] We totally want the one The Daily Obsession recommended, though (pictured). (Available at Nordstrom.) – Eeek! How did we miss this? “Clothing” arguments for a new legal dress code. We luuuurve the rule that “if you wear it to play, … Read More about Weekly Round-Up: If you wear it to play, don’t wear it to work
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
Are bare legs acceptable for the office? Photo by telethon, courtesy of Flickr.
So, in the time before we actually got this website up and running, we were reading TONS of articles we thought our eventual readers might want to read about. Here are some of those articles… – Glamour looks at Hillary’s make-up on the campaign trail. – Bunnyshop blogs about cute business-card holders. – J.D. Bliss … Read More about Blog round-up from before…