The very first step is often the hardest. What are you starting on this week?
The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote was ratified on August 18th, 1920. But the early suffragettes ignored the voting rights of women of color, and in some cases even believed that white women should be able to vote before any person of color. It would take another 45 years for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to pass, securing black women's right to vote. As we celebrate our right to vote, we should remember that the fight isn't over, and we must stand together for equal rights for all.
It is easy to be silent, to be comfortable, to stay out of the fray. Taking a stand and practicing your values takes courage. How are you taking action today? (via @brenebrown)
#DISCUSS: Last week on our Facebook page, we shared an article about narrowing the wage gap that included advice about how to prepare for negotiations. One of our bosses had a follow up question: What about when you ask for more money [in a salary negotiation] and they say no? This happened to me this year, and I prepped in all the ways outlined in the post. Feel this only applies at a certain level of responsibility tbh. If you have advice or ideas, please share in the comments!
I want you know that that there’s place for you in this industry, there’s a place for you at Google. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You belong here and we need you, - @sundarpichai, CEO of @Google
This native Utahan is a badass and the founding owner of @cacaoreview Show her some support by checking them out on social and visiting their site, cacaoreview.com. While there, snag a Bag from Collection #1: 7-10 limited-edition chocolate bars and goodies as well as many swag items. (Find the golden bean and your next collection is free. For reals!!!!) • • • • #utahwomen #womenpreneursutah #boss #superwoman #womenempowerment #buylocal #chocolate #chocoholic #utahbusiness #cacaoreview #bossbabe #treatyoself #buylocalutah
Athletic hijabs have been created by smaller companies before, but large corporations moving this direction is a great step toward inclusion! --- #Repost @CNNMoney: Nike will soon begin selling a performance hijab for Muslim women athletes. Called the Nike Pro Hijab, the fabric's tiny holes will make it breathable while remaining opaque. Nike said it began developing the hijab after some Muslim athletes complained about wearing a traditional head scarf during competition.
🤣👏 But seriously, Silicon Valley, we see you. Do better. • • • #Repost @missrepresentation: 🔥 hot take via @feministabulous 🔥 #GoogleMemo #Diversity #MissRep #RepresentationMatters
Acknowledging your flaws can be one of the toughest things you do, but nothing can stop you once you do!
The Utah Women and Leadership Project released a report this week finding that Utah has the third largest wage gap in the United States. A big part of the problem? Men don't recognize that there is any problem. (We're sure you'll find some of them in the comments on this post.) From the @sltrib: In Utah, the disparity is greater, according to Madsen’s new report, which relies on national and local data. Here the median pay for men is $50,741, and for women, $36,060, or 71 cents on the dollar. It’s the third largest disparity in the nation.
Some days it's all about the hustle; some days you have to go with the flow. (via @foundr)
India is one of the worst places for women, in part because of a lack of parental leave options for new mothers. Ikea announced that it will be bringing Swedish-style working conditions to all of its Indian workers, including 26 weeks of paid parental leave for both women and men! (via @cnnmoney)
Unapologetically stand in your own power!
How are you breaking your own limits today?
We're taking inspiration from Cher today!
Our voices are powerful! 💪 . . . . . #feminism #feminist #iamafeminist #JessicaValenti #standup #useyourvoice #takeaction #womensrights #womensupportingwomen #supportothers #strongwomen #womenwhohustle #hustle #inspire #passion #persistence #neverthelessshepersisted #womenpreneur #womenpreneurs #womenpreneursutah