Welcome to your monthly dose of brain food—a selection of articles, books, artists, TV shows, songs and podcasts that we can’t stop thinking about.
March is about finding your power, learning how to celebrate difference through music, discovering a sense of calm in the storm of daily life, and digging into the whys behind why progress has stalled for many women on their way to the top.
Girls Who Code SISTERHOOD
Few things make us smile more than this digital visual album to the tune “Ooh Child” from Girls Who Code. It is a beautiful celebration of SISTERHOOD and empowering girls. Promise us you will watch it.
Listen to Lash
“We celebrate difference in a world that is still oppressing it,” Anfa and Sabina tell Vogue. “We stay true by not giving up on our values and conforming to the status quo, and we speak up when we feel uncomfortable.” Meet the Swedish-born, Iranian-immigrant, non-binary sister duo Lash, who are taking the hip-hop music scene by storm. “We just want to be able to be who we are,” says Sabina.
A SEAT AT THE HEAD OF THE TABLE, NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
One of the most concise histories of women in the workforce and analysis on the challenges faced by women who aspire to leadership, this piece is part of “The Future of Work” series by the Times. Via a Q&A with Katherine W. Phillips, professor of organizational management at Columbia University, and Shelley Correll, a sociologist at Stanford, the piece explores why progress has stalled and unpacks how we can dismantle barriers to women’s advancement.
THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE BY THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Raise your hand if keeping up with the dizzying pace of life has started to feel overwhelming. Celebrated author, New York Times columnist, and generally one of the smartest people we know, Thomas Friedman exposes the tectonic movements reshaping today’s world and explains—in the most approachable and non-formulaic manner—a sort of field manual for how to think, live and reduce stress in this era of accelerations. He discusses the need to pause and appreciate the “late moments” and appreciate this historical epoch we are passing through.