Career Tip: Tackle Your Reading List
Disclaimer: This post was originally published in 2014. But! I firmly believe the tips shared are still relevant today.
This was the year of self-realization for me in the workplace. I owned my career by negotiating a kick-ass salary for the first time ever. I was vocal about what I believed in, most importantly myself, and my talents. I gained new allies and showed many people who’s boss. I read everything on feminism, and became obsessed with diversity and company culture. I closed out a year of work with no regrets but tons of lessons learned.
The best way to stay current and generate fresh new ideas is by reading content related to your industry. Take time to disconnect and go analog. The next article you read and love, print it out and highlight key words or quotes that really stand out for you. Bonus points if you also tack the article on to a mood board in your office for inspiration.
Below, my favorite pieces that made me yell (sadly) YES! I’M NOT ALONE in the suffering, but also inspired me to do and be better, and provide solutions (albeit temporary) to surviving the industry I chose to work in. In sharing these video clips, articles, and podcasts, I hope more females will not only realize their strengths but also call out those who are destroying them.
2014 yEAR IN REVIEW READING LIST
- The Top Five Things I Know To Be True So Far by Shannon Washington
- The Other Side of Diversity by The Li.st
- Face Dancing by Dear Ms. Management
- Advertising is broken by Ashley Milne-Tyte
- On being a boss by Ann Friedman
- ‘Broad City’ Keynote Showcase with Amy Poehler
- Building A Diverse Newsroom Is Work by Shani O. Hilton