The Workday Reading: September 25, 2017

How do you get people to talk in meetings? // Ann Taylor is having a sale. // Gender diversity in tech is a minefield, and more …


1) Gloria Allred’s crusade against sexual assault. (The New Yorker)

2) This black Borsani tote from Target looks much pricier than its $35 tag.

3) How I learned to stop being a ‘chill girl’ and start being me. (Vogue)

4) Pearl sweatshirt + pencil skirt + bow-back pumps = super chic work outfit.

5) Ask a Boss: How do I get people to talk in meetings? (The Cut)

6) 60% off sale items at Ann Taylor, and it includes their business suiting.

7) When you lose weight, people’s reactions are (at best) problematic. (Shondaland)

8) Would you try a ‘scalp scrub’?  This one caught my eye.

9) How long you should wait before following up on a resume. (Levo)

10) Does Express make the best cardis? This chunky knit and drop shoulder say, yes.

11) The backlash against gender diversity in tech continues. (NYTimes)


What Enraged Me. America, where a woman’s photos of her domestic violence injuries are called “glamour shots” by a self-serving PR hack.

What I’m Drinking. I found these Alo drinks on a trip, and I love them. They contain aloe vera, which is good for your skin.

What I’m Listening To. The Sincerely, X podcast.  Some stories are so raw, you have to tell them anonymously.

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  1. maddy says:

    Can relate so much to Shonda’s words on losing weight. I have lost close to a hundred pounds and counting in the past year. While I am not offended by all compliments/comments I have received – it makes me personally feel good when people notice and most people have only commented when I have pointed out the elephant in the room – it does have it’s weird moments. Strangers do treat me differently and men flirt with me more openly. While this in and of itself doesn’t surprise or bother me since I was super unhealthy and much less happy at my starting weight than I am today, it does put this fog over new relationships. Like, really, that’s all it took for you to notice how great I am?

    September 25, 2017/Reply
  2. Monica T says:

    Thank you for that Vogue article, so much. A few years ago I felt something snap, and that something was my ability to pretend like things didn’t bother me. In reality, I wasn’t being that chill. I was struggling with compulsive eating, compulsive spending, pretty much trying to distract myself from my own unhappiness with anything I could find. Post-snap, there are people who want me to go back to the way I was, always happy, always stuffing anything that wasn’t “happy” down deep inside of myself where it isn’t an inconvenience to them. They tell me that I need medication to help me get back to that person, and then tell me they’re my best friend for telling me so. If you’re struggling find a good therapist, they will know the difference. Let go of the people-pleasing, it will devour you whole and never even notice you’re gone.

    September 25, 2017/Reply
  3. Brittney says:

    Our Costco sells cases of the Alo drinks! My husband is addicted.

    September 26, 2017/Reply
  4. thb says:

    Must find a place that carries the Alo beverages. Interesting article about Gloria Allred. Thanks for the short list to inspire the day.

    September 26, 2017/Reply
  5. thb says:

    And…I bought the pearl sweatshirt.

    September 26, 2017/Reply
  6. Sharon says:

    I love scalp scrubs! I’m using a Cristophe Robin one from a Sephora Play subscription box right now. It dries my hair out like no one’s business, but it’s nothing that a good hair mask won’t take care of right away. And my hair feels so light and clean afterwards.

    September 26, 2017/Reply