The new season of Mad Men has been a catalyst for discussions about what the work world was like for women in the 1960s. These ads--created by the Madison Ave. of Mad Men and which reflect our culture back then-- give you a very good idea of how women were viewed 50+ years ago.They're also . . .
We are an unlikely group, the four of us women. An editor, a retired PR consultant, a job-seeking operations manager, a nurse--we meet monthly to drink coffee, eat things that are bad for us and discuss our writing. We're in our 30s, 40s and 50s.I met two of them at a writers' conference and one . . .
There seems to be a disturbing trend afoot: women are paying good money to look like cyborgs. Or worse. I mean, those unnatural lips are bad enough, but did she have to call even more attention to them by outlining them in dark lipstick then painting them pale pink? Could she think this is . . .
The Season 3 finale of Mad Men had me riveted to the screen. Jon Hamm ought to get an Emmy for the last two shows of that season. His acting was incredible.M. says that the ending smacked too much of Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney and "Hey kids! Let's start our own agency!"But for me, the Betty Draper . . .
Back in the days when I worked for Silicon Valley high techs, I drew a few bosses who happened to be women. And had female colleagues at the senior level.Unlike men, women at that time usually did not play well together in the corporate world. They were fine with men colleagues. But they were . . .
A few years ago I met a kind of in-your-face reporter, not my favorite to work with, but common in the crisis cases I worked on. Still, I kinda liked him.Once the crisis ended, we kept in touch with occasional lunches. After he was laid off this year, lunches became breakfasts. And we had one a . . .
Dinner last night with women friends, both professional women. One is in sales and marketing for a corporation with headquarters in the Northeast and the other is a government relations exec for a San Francisco Bay area company.They were both clients, years ago. Interesting, vibrant, alive, smart: I . . .
I've had the chance recently to connect various women in business to one another for their mutual benefit.Even though I've "retired" from the business world, sort of, except for when I want to sell a creative writing workshop or two, it's fun to help other women succeed in their ventures.Women . . .
I watched the latest episode of the NJ Housewives last night, and I'm here to tell you that the Lord of the Flies has got nothing on these women. Unbelievable.Women can be mean, cruel and gratuitously so. It's not very attractive.Last night, the "family" outed Danielle as a coke whore, stripper, . . .