[MONDAYS ARE FINE] MARCH 13
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1. Last week’s WORK PARTY was such a great way to spend International Women’s Day - thanks to the lovely crew of women in attendance, and to our guest mentor Sarah Law of KARA. You can watch back the full interview on our Facebook page over here.
2. It won’t be news to anyone that I’m a huge fan of the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Read this interview from The Guardian with her to find out why, if you don’t know already (it also features an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions, which I’ll obviously be purchasing.)
3. Did you see that Nike has made its first performance hijab?Sick! (If long overdue)
4. Londoners (especially those of you working in fashion) - here’s one for your cultural calendar: Fashion in Film Festival’s 10th anniversary programme is packed with iconic celluloid style moments, from 1960s Hong Kong classic In The Mood for Love (see movie still above!) to Roger Vadim’s Barbarella.
5. On International Women’s Day, the Guardian ran some career tips from a whole host of successful women, (including my friend Sharmadean Reid) I particularly liked Melissa Fleming advice to “...seek a workplace that has a real record of supporting the advancement of women. Just as important – choose a partner who is your equal and friends who are your champions. “Having it all” means more than rising to the top in your career. Finding community, nurturing family, maintaining health and having fun makes it worthwhile.”
6. Ever dreamed of being the kind of person who reads a book a week? Me too. Sean Kim tells you how (his reading list is also worth perusing if you’re looking for your next title).
7. I always enjoy the Longform podcast and I especially enjoyed last week’s episode with GQ staff writer Caity Weaver, who explains how she went from attending one of the worst schools in Pennsylvania to being the only woman Elon Musk follows on Twitter. She’s also hilarious.
8. Feel like you need a digital detox? Here’s why it might actually be a bad idea.
9. Bloomberg Businessweek do it right. I love the format (and content) of the ‘How Did I Get Here?’ feature. Here’s one with personal finance expert Suze Orman.
10. Not quite sure why I haven’t included this in the newsletter sooner, because it’s so crucial: BUY UP is an app that shows which companies and brands support women, so you can shop for equality. Put your money where your mouth is!