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- According to the NYT Style section, “piercings are back,” albeit in a more subtle way. Are there any non-earlobe piercings that would be acceptable in your office?
- The Budget Babe checks out the lookbook for the Elie Tahari for Kohl’s DesigNation collection, and Lucky shares the Roland Mouret For Banana Republic collection.
- Lifehacker gives you a handy flow chart to help you clean out your closet. How do YOU decide what to keep, fix, toss, or donate? (Here’s how you can shop your closet.)
- No good deed goes unpunished? The WSJ reports on a new study that found that when women advocate for other women at work (and when minorities do the same for others in their group), they receive less positive performance reviews.
- The Daily Dot interviews Lyndsay Kirkham, who, while out for lunch, tweeted the sexist remarks she overheard from the people at the table next to her, whom she identified as IBM execs. (Since tweeting the conversation, Kirkham has been called a “bitch” and “racist” — for mentioning that the execs were white — and has received rape threats.)
- Speaking of gender bias in the tech industry… Wired reports on the discrimination faced by tech entrepreneurs and other women in the field — and why it’s a taboo topic. On a more positive note, Fast Company interviewed eight female entrepreneurs to learn how they found success.
- The Guardian examines a new study that reveals the serious gender imbalance among U.S. environmental groups. A key quote: “The dismal findings amplify long-standing complaints from women and minorities that the groups which have taken it on themselves to lead transformational change are resistant to change themselves, and are dominated by white males. ” (via the Broadsheet)
- Eater shares the best 10 quotes from a recent panel discussion in NYC on women’s leadership in the culinary field.
- Also in the Guardian, Jessica Valenti criticizes the new trend of companies using ads for shampoo, soap, etc., to tell women how they should be acting/thinking/feeling. The real message to women isn’t really “empower yourselves”; it instead appears to be “ur doin it wrong.”
Helpful Tips from Corporette Readers…
- You can find pretty, affordable bracelets for the Fitbit Flex from several sellers on Etsy.
- HerRoom has a “bra finder” quiz that uses your responses to provide customized suggestions for bras and bra features.
On CorporetteMoms Recently…
- We talked about navigating weekday dinnertimes with two working parents + kid(s).
- Kat shared her picks for this week, including an Old Navy maternity dress that’s not available in stores and a great pair of Born flats in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.