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Women empowerment #3

A selection of articles, stories and resources in English & French, to inspire and empower professional women.

I hope you had a great holiday. This is my reading selection from August.

Entrepreneurship

Investor & entrepreneur Natalie Molina gives her insight about investing in companies who benefit women as a collective, instead of focusing on companies own by women. “Women can’t eat pretty pink headlines. Women, just like savvy investors, demand real, measurable outcomes.”

Why I took so long to start my own business: I realized my fears were based on the fact that I am a woman. — Successful entrepreneur Simonetta Lein gives valuable advice on starting a business.

Career

Arianna Huffington open letter to Elon Musk— “You’re demonstrating a wildly outdated, anti-scientific and horribly inefficient way of using human energy.”

Need ideas to create a concise, compelling career story for your interviews? — Follow this guide, by Glassdoor.

Inspiration

Aly Raisman is our new hero. — The Olympic champion raised her voice to end sexual abuse in USA Gymnastics and and more than 250 other women came forward. “I know how it feels when you share your story, how important it is for people to listen and care.”

Researcher Jess Wade writes 270 Wikipedia pages in 1 year, to get female scientists noticed. — When you don’t see the change you are expecting, just do it yourself!

Le club de cyclisme féminin “Donnons des elle au vélo” lutte pour la participation des femmes au Tour de France. — Leur objectif: médiatiser le cyclisme au féminin pour changer les représentations, casser les stéréotypes, en présentant un sport mixte. Plus d’information sur le Tour de France et la (non) participation des femmes ici.

Education

Ni Vues Ni Connues, quand l’Histoire oublie ses femmes.— Le collectif Georgette Sand a rédigé l’ouvrage , pour sortir les femmes de l’anonymat de l’histoire.

We watch

Nannette — Feminist, funny, brilliant, relevant, human, emotive stand up comedy, available in Netflix.

Regina Hartley on hiring non traditional profiles: those who don’t always look good on paper may be just the person you need to hire. — This Ted Talk from 2015, is more relevant than ever. You can have the best skills in the world, but is your passion and your “hunger” that will take you to the place where just a few arrive.

Books

Playing Big, by Tara Mohr. — Practical wisdom for women who want to speak up, create, and lead. Great takeaway: to acknowledge our inner voices and to learn how to benefit from them. It’s a game changer.

Les mille talents d’Euridice Gusmãode Martha Batalha. — L’histoire d’Euridice Gusmao, ça pourrait être la vôtre, ou la mienne. Celle de toutes les femmes à qui on explique qu’elles ne doivent pas trop penser. Et qui choisissent de faire autrement. Une histoire humaine et optimiste.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 
― Jane Goodall

What makes you thrive?

Marianela

www.marianela-gonzalez.com

 

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