Topic: professional women

Logic Alert: Women Are Cutting Their Toes Off So Their Heels Are More Comfortable

Logic Alert: Women Are Cutting Their Toes Off So Their Heels Are More Comfortable

We have written about the pros and cons of wearing high heels at work on this site many times. According to a new report, it seems that one group is very firmly set against flats. So much so that they are willing to cut off part of their foot to wear their heels more comfortably. There is a growing trend for women to have what’s being called “stiletto surgery” or having their feet surgically altered to be able to wear fashionable shoes more comfortably. More »

Your Favorite Female TV Character Isn’t Getting That Promotion And Neither Are You

Your Favorite Female TV Character Isn't Getting That Promotion And Neither Are You

Though we had a record-breaking year for women in the senate, in so many other industries we are seeing women get sidelined. A new Catalyst study of 1,660 MBA grads worldwide found that women are not getting the ‘hot jobs’ aka the ones with large budgets and staffs. And according to another study, art is imitating life or could it be the other way around? Females in prime-time series also face inequity on screen – across eight industries, men are still promoted over women on prime-time television and in movies. More »

British Women Think Having A Full Time Job Makes Them Boring

British Women Think Having A Full Time Job Makes Them Boring

Girls do just wanna have fun…but it is a lot easier to have fun when they aren’t working all day and then have to go home and do more stuff. According to a new British survey, a third of women admit feeling like they are boring after getting stuck in a rut in their work and social lives. They believe that balancing a full-time job along with raising a family leaves them with less time to do a little dance, make a little love and oh hell, get down that night. The women are also convinced the men are having a better time. More »

A Billion Women Are Expected To Enter The Workforce In The Next 10 Years

A Billion Women Are Expected To Enter The Workforce In The Next 10 Years

Ladies, slip on your wet suit and get ready to surf a billion-woman wave into the workplace worldwide. That’s right, it may not be a man’s world for much longer according to the latest survey from Booz & Company on women at work. It reports that up to 1 billion women are expected to enter the work force in the next ten years. Hang ten, people, it’s not all sand and sunshine. More »

More Single Women Are Choosing To Live Alone

More Single Women Are Choosing To Live Alone

According to a new infographic from ForRent.com, having roommates is so 90′s. Despite the popularity of New Girl (a show about late 20-something/early 30 something roommates), 27% of American households are singles. This is an increase of 8% since 1950. So why is this happening? Well a big part of it is women’s liberation. We are able to support ourselves now and not have to count on marriage to get us out of our parent’s houses.
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Are James Bond Girls Actually Good Female Role Models?

Are James Bond Girls Actually Good Female Role Models?

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film and with the latest film in the series, Skyfall, coming out soon, there is a lot of attention on the latest woman that will woo 007. Actress Naomie Harris is the latest woman to become a Bond girl. Like all her predecessors, she is gorgeous, sexy, captivating, can run in stilettos and a role model for women. Wait, what was that last one?
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‘My Career Is Completely Unrelated To My Degree’: 4 True Stories

'My Career Is Completely Unrelated To My Degree': 4 True Stories

Long before celebritydom, Eva Longoria received a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. After graduating from college, she entered a talent contest that led her to LA, where she very quickly secured an agent. Her breakout role was Isabella on The Young and the Restless, but she’s best known as Gabrielle Solis on ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

The Grindstone talked with four women who , just like Eva, have super unique careers and degrees completely unrelated to them. More »

Is Adderall A Necessity For The Young, Ambitious Career Woman?

Is Adderall A Necessity For The Young, Ambitious Career Woman?

“In America everyone abuses that Adderall stuff.”-Lilly Allen
It was sometime in the early 1990s that it became quite common for at least 10% of an elementary school class to be on Adderall. Then it turned out that these kids were staying on this drug through college and then giving it to their friends as the ultimate study aide. It soon became the most abused prescription drug in the U.S. It could give you energy when you had none and make you focused. And as a bonus, it curbed your appetite. But when did Adderall crossover into the professional adult world and become a tool to help you do better in your career? And could it be the new prescription drug of choice for ambitious but stressed young career women? More »

Should Women Be Talking More Business In The Bathroom?

Should Women Be Talking More Business In The Bathroom?

“We all know the classic thing — we don’t go to the loo, stand next to each other and talk about the next deal. Golf bores most women to tears, so we don’t do that. Men help each other, so why shouldn’t women?”
Top British Economist Vicky Price recently made these comments to The Standard. Her point was that women that work in male-dominated fields like finance should be joining more networking groups and reaching out to other women but her bathroom theory is interesting. Just like the golf course, is the bathroom another place where men are talking shop while women are left out? Should women be talking more business in the bathroom? More »