Happy 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.
Fashion & Beauty Advice for Lawyers, Bankers, and other Women Professionals in Conservative Offices
- The Wall Street Journal asked, “Has Fashion Abandoned the Suit?”
- In The New York Times, Vanessa Friedman wrote that office dress codes don’t make much sense anymore.
- Don’t dress your age, Julia Baird wrote in The New York Times — and The Telegraph commented on the essay.
- The Curvy Fashionista shared a post about clothing alterations for women who are both petite and curvy.
- In the femalefashionadvice subreddit, Redditors offered tips to a woman who asked, “Blazers feel like a costume to me. How do you get used to clothes that are appropriate but unfamiliar?”
- Fashionista revealed what actually happens to the clothes you donate to charity.
- Real Simple explained why you can get “addicted” to using lip balm — it’s not a myth.
- Fashionista looked at 10 brands that are expanding the definition of “nude” shades.
- New York magazine’s The Cut reported on a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allowing employers to refuse employment based on hairstyles, including styles with cultural roots, such as dreadlocks.
- Also from New York magazine’s The Cut: 2016’s best beauty products.
Lifestyle Advice for Overachieving Chicks
- New York magazine’s The Cut talked to several women about how it’s hard to make friends in your 30s.
- At Medium, Kristi Coulter reflected on women, drinking, and being newly sober in a world where alcohol is everywhere.
- The days of sexism are over! Well, that’s what the majority of men (56%) said in a new Pew Research Center survey, as The Washington Post reported.
- At The Cut, a woman wrote that she didn’t understand the life of working mothers until she became one unexpectedly.
- Bust introduced you to the men behind your favorite women’s websites.
- At The Cut, Jordan Kisner wrote about the double standards around how women speak and how it often seems like we just can’t win.
- Fast Company shared a great list of 2016’s top creations and innovations for women.
- Sociology of Style looked at the symbolism of women’s clothes, and pantsuits in particular, as did Vice.
Here are two stories on the recent JAMA Psychiatry study about the birth control pill’s link to depression: a news article from Self and an opinion piece in The Guardian.
Laughs of the Week & Other Fun
- The Toast (RIP) brought you kind-hearted reality shows and advice on making friends. (Also check out Hillary Clinton’s letter: “If the space you’re in doesn’t have room for your voice, don’t be afraid to carve out a space of your own.”)
- From The Onion: budget travel tips, a simple stress solution, and the perils of looking too competent at work.
- The CBC’s “This is That” created the perfect parody of a TED Talk.
- The Cooper Review illustrated “9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women.”
- Amy Schumer made a sketch about what might happen when you ask for a larger size.
- Sad and Useless rounded up some funny tweets on the imagined origin of certain animals.
- If you missed this Spike Jonze-directed Kenzo ad, check it out.
- Hacker Noon came up with guidelines for giving your cat her annual performance review.
- Above the Law commented on a career services email sent to UVA’s 1Ls.
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
Marcia Clark was all over the news in 2016:
- The Atlantic had an excellent article on Clark’s treatment during the O.J. Simpson trial and her portrayal in “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
- New York magazine’s Vulture interviewed Clark about how the TV series compared with what really happened during the trial.
- Vivia Chen talked to Clark for The American Lawyer.
- Also: Elie Mystal recapped the show on ATL Redline.