JANUARY

Read

TYRA MAIL

If you were a fan of America’s Next Top Model back in the day (and really, who wasn’t?) then you’ll enjoy this AnOther magazine profile of Tyra’s right-hand man, the fabulously hilarious Miss J Alexander (who remains as fierce as ever).

 

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

Investment guru and founder of women-only investment platform Ellevest Sallie Crawcheck knows a thing or two about money, and her piece for the Harvard Business Review on how technology might be the key to closing the gender pay gap sheds a light on the tech tools that are already doing just that.

 

From the Women's March on London, Saturday 21st January 2017

From the Women's March on London, Saturday 21st January 2017

AFTER THE MARCH, WHAT NEXT?

If you attended one of the many women’s marches around the world last weekend, you probably came away feeling pretty energised, uplifted and fired up. But – amazing as the marches were – it’s vitally important we keep the spirit of action so many of us are feeling right now alive, beyond just that one day. If you’re wondering what to do now that you’ve hung up your walking boots, head to the 10 Actions /100 Days action plan, created by the official Women's March organisers to make it easier for people to stay active.

 

NEW YEAR, NEW JOB - PART I

January, with all it’s promise of fresh starts and new beginnings, tends to be a popular time for people looking to switch things up on the career front. If that sounds like you, check out this excellent New York Times piece on retuning your career, as well as this dream CV thought exercise I put together to help focus your efforts.

 

NEW YEAR, NEW JOB - PART II

If you’re currently job-hunting, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this pretty compelling strategy for finding fulfilling work, and some useful pointers on how to avoid choosing a job you later regret. The key takeout? Focus on the fun.

 

A FAMILY AFFAIR

If Beyoncé in conversation with Solange for Interview Magazine left you craving more from music's first family, you're in luck - here's a profile of the matriarch behind it all, Miss Tina Lawson.

 

WORDS FROM THE WISE

I love love love this article by Refinery 29 Executive Creative Director and Co-Founder Piera Gelardi, on some of the things she’s learned over the past 10 years at the helm of one of the most innovative digital media platforms around. Originally published back in early 2016, it's full of some seriously spot-on insights that you’ll relate to no matter what kind of creative work you do.

 

ON WRITING, AND GETTING IT DONE

Writer Emma Donoghue’s daily routine is a lesson in keeping it real, and contains some brilliant pearls of wisdom. Fellow wordsmiths - take note.

 

AND FINALLY...

Iconic BBC Radio 4 Show Woman’s Hour turned 70 earlier this month, and long may it continue! This i-D piece by its presenter Jenni Murray on the continued importance of women’s spaces is (for obvious reasons) a topic very close to my own heart. Nice work ladies.