By Stephanie Milam
- “Brave” release: The new film features Pixar’s first female heroine. From what we can tell, the main character, Princess Merida, has an independent spirit similar to that of Mulan from Disney’s 1998 animated film.
- Single women in Iran are taking charge and making better lives for themselves despite their tradition-based culture.
- This year Qatar will send women to the Olympics for the first time.
- Study debunks “Queen Bee” myth, with more women professionals mentoring and developing other women.
- Users proclaim why they support women’s empowerment in the inspiring #ImWithTheLeague Twitter trend based on this article.
Posted in Education, Gender equality, Movies, Politics, Research, Trends, Women's sports
Tagged Brave, Disney, Iran, League of Extraordinary Women, Mulan, Olympics, Pixar, Qatar
By Samantha WhiteWe couldn’t agree more with Fast Company’s article about women not feeling obligated to apologize for the professional challenges men don’t have to face.
As a small company run by women, we at OYM like to keep all lines of communication between employees and employers open to avoid issues such as these. We do the same with our clients as well.
Here’s how we agree with/follow the article’s three main points:
- Finances: we negotiate bids for projects with clients, NEVER expect anyone to work for free (such as interns), and offer full benefits.
- Outward appearance: while our office doesn’t have an everyday dress code, it’s understood among employees that we don’t come to work in nearly-there outfits, but it’s also understood that a full face of makeup and perfectly shaped hair aren’t required.
- Accomplishments: being a small company allows us to constantly work together as a team, which also means we celebrate achievements as a team, no matter how big or small they are.