happy international women’s day

Kudos #NIKE for breaking fashion barriers for women who have been breaking barriers for years.

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Quartz, NIKE

McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace study 2016 for the facts on workforce discrepancies.

Feministabulous’s insta page for feminist inspo.

InHerSight, a Yelp-like platform so women can review their workplace.

Ellevest, for women who want to invest in their futures.

MIT’s free online classes on feminism and gender studies.

you* absolutely have time to make and can afford a healthy snack

  • Combine frozen pineapple, frozen spinach, an orange, and water in blender
  • Blend
  • Pour into what was once a Trader Joe’s pasta sauce jar
  • Borrow a straw
  • Drink

No excuses. It’s organic (if you so choose), $8 cheaper than Liquiteria, easy, transportable, and delicious. Bonus-level-ease if your office lets you keep food in the freezer and has a blender.

*by you, I mean mean me. Stop. impulse. buying. gigantic. chocolate. muffins.

classpass for volunteerism

New York Cares makes volunteering within the 5 boroughs as easy as Classpass makes trying new studios.

  • Want to explore Queens next Saturday with a friend? Help recent immigrants prepare for their citizenship exams before embarking on your culinary adventure.
  • Want to squeeze in a volunteer activity before work? Help elementary school students learn yoga in the East Village.
  • Looking to mix up date night? Walk shelter pups in Williamsburg before trying that new poke spot.

These are actual upcoming volunteer activities that took less than 30 seconds to find thanks to NYCares’ search filters by location, time, and interests. All you have to do is attend a very brief orientation that teaches you the basics of volunteerism (be prompt! be respectful!) and sign up online.

Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet fellow volunteers and under-served populations. You will be inspired by incredible programs, you will learn new things, you will turn your phone off for a bit. AND IT IS FREE. Go forth.

resist in 5 minutes or less

Visit 5calls.org.

The website offers brief summaries of current events requiring resistance. It tells you who your representatives are, provides their phone numbers, and offers scripts for those who get tongue-tied (hand raised). Try to call from 9-5 on weekdays. Might I suggest leaving your desk and combining a walk around the block with a call?

Stretch those legs, use that voice, resist!