Issue #119 – The Women’s Issue
It’s been one of those weeks hence the tardy newsletter. March is Women’s History Month so we’ve dedicated today’s list to our favorite topic: Women. We have been traveling for work, trudging through snow in the wrong gear (Californians!), and pushing ourselves to read a book a day for our upcoming Best Fiction + Non-Fiction Book Report in April. It may be delirium kicking in but we’ve been feeling very open and observant. So often we go through life blind to the people around us. But, just this week we struck up conversations with total strangers that were deep, surprising, and transformational. One even picked up our breakfast tab “just because.” Our tip for today is to open your eyes and connect with the people around you. You will get a glimpse into someone else’s world and very likely learn something new about yourself.
The What List
March 9, 2018
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
100% Editorial picks. No pay for play. Ever.
The Index. Where are the best and worst countries to be a woman and guess where the U.S. ranks?
The Hub. In honor of Women’s History Month, Spotify launches Amplify. Throughout the year this new hub will spotlight social causes and community voices, including gender equality, mental health, immigration and LGBTQ rights. This month’s title is Amplify: Women of the World.
The History. Take a moment to read The full history of women’s leadership hasn’t been told on CNN written by our intelligent, inquisitive friend and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain. We thought we knew a lot about feminism, the movement, and the state of female leadership until we read this piece.
The Films. Looking for something to watch this weekend? Why not make it a film with a strong female lead? Here’s a quality curated list from CNET of11 female-empowering movies on Netflix.
The Food. We’ve always loved GrubHub, but now we love them even more with their Restaurant HER initiative, which supports and features women who run their own kitchens. Women only represent 19% of chefs, 28% of whom earn less than their male counterparts. Help change this by dining in a woman-led restaurant this March.
The Finally. Women are redesigning this medieval-looking torturous object. Now, let’s take on those brutal mammography machines.