I was in the sixth grade when I ran my first mile. It seemed simple enough— just four laps around the school track. So as I took my place behind the starting line along with thirty other pre-pubescent kids in my P.E. class, I imagined myself being the star athlete, passing the finish line a
Opportunity. Innovation. Success. These are all words that come to mind when you think of the Silicon Valley. But in the last month, that image of the tech world has taken a darker turn. As more and more women from the Valley have reported cases to The New York Times and CNN, the words that
As summer approaches and students begin to return their textbooks and bury notebooks at the very bottom of their drawers, it’s time for some reading that isn’t required by curriculum. Not sure which paperback to pick up next? Read on to see a specially curated list of books, audiobooks and newsletters The Wire has picked
Creative director Matilda Kahl was running late for work. She was scheduled for a meeting with her new boss in less than an hour and still hadn’t decided what to wear. Despite being in a creative role and having flexibility with her outfit choices, Kahl wanted to make the right impression. When she finally picked
When college graduates are interviewing for jobs, one of their top criteria when considering employers is their commitment to diversity. Not only is it a point of pride in being associated with a progressive company, but it’s also a promise for a more effective and creative workplace. Why then do so many firms with rigorous
Late last month, software engineer Susan J Fowler shared her story about working at Uber, the wildly successful ride sharing app. In an honest and detailed account, she exposed a number of aspects of the company and its management that made it difficult for her to foster career mobility and build a non-toxic work environment. If
Unexamined biases manifest themselves quietly, sneaking into conversations unnoticed. Often confused with beliefs and values, they are things you inherently believe to be correct. A former colleague of mine gave a great example of this when working with clients; a woman will answer a question, and the client will instinctively turn to the man in
Why we’re sad: Shelby’s Leaving.
Why we’re happy: she wrote a beautiful letter about it.