Tuesday, 4 June 2013

What to means to be a powerful woman...

Approaching and befriending women who I identify as smart and powerful (sometimes actively pursuing them, as with any other crush) has been a major revelation of my adult life. First, there’s the associative property of awesomeness: People know you by the company you keep. I like knowing that my friends are so professionally supportive that when they get a promotion, it’s like a boost for my résumé, too, because we share a network and don’t compete for contacts. Also, it’s just plain tough out there — for all the aforementioned reasons about the economy and the dating scene and body-image pressures. I want the strongest, happiest, smartest women in my corner, pushing me to negotiate for more money, telling me to drop men who make me feel bad about myself, and responding to my outfit selfies from a place of love and stylishness, not competition and body-snarking.

-Excerpt from Shine Theory: Why Powerful Women Make Great Friends from nymag.com

This quote is tacked to my wall and will serve as some inspiration for what I want in life. Do not be afraid to be powerful ladies!


  1. Interesting quote, Krista. Have you read Sheryl Sandberg's book? Would be curious to hear your thoughts on Lean In. It's on my to-read list, but I've heard many mixed things about it.

  2. I've heard mixed reviews as well. I might read it during my "downtime" this summer just to see what the hype is about!


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