News Roundup for 2016

2016 Career News for Young Working WomenHappy 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 

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Top Posts of 2016

According to Google Analytics, these are some of our top posts from 2016:

  1. 30 Workwear Brands You Probably Haven’t Tried
  2. Professional Tote Bags for Work
  3. Style Tips for Busty Women
  4. Plus Size Suits, Petite Suits, and Tall Suits
  5. “Dry Clean Only” Clothes and How to Wash Them
  6. Going Out Clothes After 25
  7. Suits for Women: An Overview
  8. Sleeved Dresses with Pockets: The Workwear Unicorn (And Perfect Conference Attire)
  9. Stylish Work Sneakers for Women
  10. The Best Work Clothes for Different Body Types

Of course, every year I have my own favorites, either because I thought they were great discussions, a story I hadn’t seen elsewhere/thought we did a good job with, or just because I really like them (like the post on cultivating style).  These are some of my darlings from the past year…

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Favorite Accessories for Work 2016

Like our workwear recommendations, we recommend one accessory appropriate for the office on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Mondays I try to pick a budget-friendly piece, and the price rises on Tuesday and Thursday. I generally try to include one shoe and one bag each week, but the third item varies — we’ve done watches, wallets, scarves, hair accessories, office accessories, coats, and more. These were my favorites of 2016 — if you’re curious about older ones, here were my favorites from 201520142013, 2012, and 2010.

Ladies, did we miss any of your favorites? Was there any shoe, bag, necklace or more that you bought in 2016 and loved to wear to work (whether featured by us or not)? 

Below: Jan / Feb / Mar 

Below: Apr / May / June

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Favorite Workwear Suggestions of 2016

Every weekday here at Corporette, I offer one suggestion for an item that I would wear to work. Sometimes readers love the item, and wow do you guys hate it sometimes. Sometimes *I* love it, sometimes it was just the best I could find given the restraints (for those who haven’t noticed, Monday and Tuesday tend to be pricier items, Wednesday is in the $100-$150 price range, Thursday is in the $50-$100 price range, and Friday is in the “under $50” range.) Still, as the end of the year approaches I thought I’d look back over the past year and choose my personal favorites from the things I recommended… each picture is from one month, starting with January in the upper left-hand corner.

If you’re curious, here are links to the similar roundups from 201520142013, 2012, and 2010.

Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec

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