Female Professionals: Stop Apologizing!

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.
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