Tag Archive: Fashion

How to Make Yourself Look Like a Millionaire -Infographic 

Invest wisely on your appearance and look like a millionaire- I found this article quite interesting! If you are interested to know how to look like a millionaire (even if you are not) you’ll find this infographic quite informative. Read the original article here: How to Make Yourself Look Like a Millionaire -Infographic (2 min read) | Millionaire’s Digest

“Does Donald Trump’s election as United States president mean that globalization is dead, or are reports of the process’ demise greatly exaggerated?”

The title of this post is from Project Syndicate with Barry Eichengreen, a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, who wrote an interesting article on the condition of globalization and the world trade growth even without Trump in office- Globalization’s Last Gasp.

So what’s the deal with globalization? Is it here to stay?

I’ve personally come across articles with claims and opinions citing experts about why globalization is said to be dead. Other experts  have a different opinion on the matter. See for example- Globalization is alive and well.

Weekend Reads

  • Meet the marketing genius behind Snap’s new Spectacles-(Read on Recode)
  • Truth be told- Many companies still struggle with the idea of dealing and responding to a cyber attack. However, industry leaders such as  IBM, wants to train corporate security teams, CEOs, and PR departments to handle Cyber Attacks- (Read on Bloomberg)
  • How is the driverless car a great opportunity for healthcare? You guessed it right! The autonomous car is not just here to carry you to your destination. It can do more than that. For example the future Mercedes Benz– (Read on LinkedIn)
  • What is Zara’s secret recipe to success? In an article by Bloomberg, “Zara’s culture isn’t as easily copied as the latest fashion trends.” This is one of the reasons why Inditex, its parent company, is more successful than it’s competitors such as American Apparel, Gap and  H&M. (Read on Bloomberg)
  • Thinking about quitting your job? Here are 10 things you need to keep in mind about quitting your job- (Read on Forbes)

And how about you? What are you currently reading? Please share in the comments section below. I’d love to read from you.

Have a nice weekend!

 

Corporate Attire And Office Wear For A Career Woman- What’s Acceptable and What’s Not?

I was recently shocked  by a revelation from Nicola Thorp, a 27-year old temp worker who was ordered to go home without pay for not wearing high-heeled shoes.

Although her case gained global attention and a larger public opinion seemed to agree, her story als0 raised legal concerns across borders as to whether or not, a business can legally force it’s female employees to wear high heels? Nicola’s story has also raised questions among those working in an office environment where high heels are often the norm, especially where business attire is required.

The truth is, questions over dress code are nothing new. We’ve heard horrible stories about men and women facing discrimination because of their looks and attire. Some have been fired for being ‘too beautiful’ or ‘too sexy’. For example-

-Remember Debrahlee Lorenzana?  The lady who made headlines in 2010 when she claimed that she was forced out her Manhattan Citibank job because she was too “sexy”?  Village voice covered that story in details.

Well,  stuff happened  and she sued the bank for wrongful termination, and  as you might think, the ending was not so rosy!  Seemed like that case was too hot for a settlement.

According to Dealbreaker, “…  Citibank did not enter into any kind of a settlement with Ms. Lorenzana or provide any payment to her.”

And may i add, from her photos, she rocked those high heels at the work place!

-Remember Melissa Nelson’s story too?  The Iowa woman who was fired for being too ‘attractive’?  Or Dilek Edwards who was fired for being too cute?

And that’s not all!

-Did you hear that story about  Larycia Hawkins, a christian professor at Wheaton college, who was put on leave for wearing hijab? 

It gets crazier!

-Another story according to BBC,  is about a West African woman who works in a consultancy firm in London, who claims that her boss tells her to wear a weave to work because her natural ‘Afro hair is unprofessional’!

Such stories leave me in amazement! These are the kind of stories that catch both business and cultural attention. The idea of companies telling their employees what to wear, and firing them for not adhering to their rules, still puzzles many.

Of course what works for one organisation or department  may not necessarily  work for the others elsewhere in the world. But such cases or similar are likely create pitfalls for both employees and their employers and if not dealt with propely, they could fuel  more gender, race, cultural and religious discrimination.