In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been talking about leaving your job all week long. Now it’s time for me to put all that advice to use.
It’s been a not-so-subtle hint, I’m afraid. Today is my last day of writing here at The Grindstone. Starting Tuesday, I’ll be working full-time with our sister-site Mommyish. I really hope you’ll all come over and visit me.
I’ve been with this website since the day it started. We’ve been going over a year, and I’ve had the chance to cover some really amazing stories, to share a couple of tales of my own, and interact with wonderful commenters who challenged my thoughts and added invaluable insight to my posts. I am so thankful for that chance. I’m grateful that I got to work with really amazing writers that I adore and respect.
I think that even as women continue making enormous strides in the world of business, the challenges that we face are unique, and we need to come together and support each other. I also believe that being a feminist means wanting men and women to have equal opportunity for advancement, not hoping that girls overtake boys in the gender war. I think every employee, regardless of gender, should be supported by their company in whatever life choices they make. I think we all should spend more time getting to know individuals instead of letting broad assumptions get in the way. And I think that no matter what gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or any other distinguishing marker, the best person should always get the job.
I’ve done the best that I can to share those philosophies and defend them during my time here at The Grindstone. I hope that I’ve at least made a couple people consider their opinions differently.
Whether I’m writing about business, parenthood or health, I’ll always be a girl who studied economics in college. I’ll always be a former data analyst who loves a good spreadsheet. And I’ll always be interested in gender relations and the ways they play out, both in the office and in life.
Thanks to all of our readers for making my time here so wonderful. I cannot tell you all how much the emails and tweets and comments have meant. I appreciate your feedback and your support. Please never hesitate to email me or find me on social media. I wish you all the very best.
(Photo: Boston Herald)