Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: August 25, 2017


1) 7 Traits of Self-Made Success. (

2) This pink anorak is going in my suitcase for my next Montana trip.

3) How much money should you have saved? (The Cut)

4) Great <$100 Dresses: a white sundress, a sweater combo-dress, a striped dress.

5) Considering a career change? Read this first. (Popsugar)

6) These H&M jars and pillows are perfect for my living room.

7) The stigma of being a fat woman who travels. (Refinery29)

8) I need to buy these hot pink BR pants. They’re my spirit in fabric form.

9) How to recover from a fight with your co-worker? (Career Contessa)

10) Ann Taylor Sale (GETMORE): I bought a knotted top and these hoops.

11) “By the way, I’m a woman,” on ambiguous names. (Financial Times)

12) This MM LaFleur Eliza dress is the greatest thing in my closet, right now.


What Made Me Laugh and Cringe. Sexism in ‘Silicon Beach.’

What I’m Celebrating. Women’s Equality Day.

What I’m Obsessed With. This pink clay mask = brighter, smoother skin.

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  1. Marie says:

    I’ve noticed you’ve published a couple pieces singling out the tech industry for sexist treatment of women lately – I think it’s a problem in all industries, not just ours, and I fear that articles like this discourage women even further from perusing technical careers.
    I loved yesterday’s post about what to wear to an interview at a very causal tech company office. It’s a challenge for us to still look pulled together but not out of place in our very causal offices – I’d love to see more content like that!

    August 25, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Sexism is a problem everywhere, the tech industry is just where the conversation is happening about it, right now. I think part of the reason for that, is that the tech industry is where the conversations about most things are happening right now. It’s the hottest industry out there, and I think people are also hit by the hypocrisy of an industry where company mottos are things like “don’t be evil” and they’re living some Mad Men existence. I think most women are smart enough to see that while sexism seem prevalent in this industry, they also seem to be earnestly trying to do something about it.

      August 25, 2017/Reply
      • K says:

        I know there’s sexism everywhere which is why I’m reading the stories coming out of the tech industry very closely. I’m looking to the women in tech for inspiration/ideas about how to confront sexism.

        August 25, 2017/Reply
  2. SC MD2 says:

    looks like the august 23, 2017 workday reading issue disappeared off the main page? it’s not showing up in the “past issues” section for workday reading on the main page. i see the august 21 issue as the most current past issue

    August 25, 2017/Reply
  3. Elisabeth says:

    Speaking of Montana . . . I am about to head there for my vacation. Flying in to Kalispell, spending two days there to tour that side of Glacier, two days on the east side near Browning, then back to Kalispell before I fly back home.

    Must sees? Am I really going to get attacked by a bear if I hike alone, carry bear spray, and blow a whistle/make noise frequently?

    August 25, 2017/Reply
    • Elisabeth says:

      I should have been more clear . . .the whole point of going is to be in and see Glacier, but I am not opposed to doing things in town/outside of the park if they are worthwhile.

      August 25, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Trail of the Cedars/Avalanche Lake is an easy hike, it’s also beautiful. If you are willing to pay the money, the helicopter trip is worth it. I would go to Lake McDonald Lodge and rent a kayak. Hidden Lake hike on Logan pass is also good. Don’t miss the Blackfeet Tribe’s educational programs that they have at the East Glacier lodge.

      August 27, 2017/Reply
  4. Rose says:

    The first question popping in my mind while reading the article about sexism is that “What would a man do if an intern asked him that question?” Going home and crying is probably not one of his actions.

    August 26, 2017/Reply
    • Allison says:

      Expressing emotion is not weakness. It’s healthy. The fact that American men are often taught from an early age not to express their emotion (man up, fight like a man, etc.) is very much a problem. Not learning to express and process emotion can cause violent outbursts, inability to connect with others, and being ineffective at adult relationships because of a repression of emotion. Men are not stronger because they are often taught not to feel.

      August 28, 2017/Reply
  5. Melissa says:

    What size did you get the jacket in! I feel like I need it now, but they only have a large left. Fingers crossed it runs small 🙂

    August 30, 2017/Reply