Women in Finance

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How do you find women mentors when there aren’t any senior ones at your office? I see great benefits in having a professional mentor and wish I had one to learn from and ask advice to. I’ve looked at organizations that connect industry professionals, but don’t know how well these work.

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Hopefully a relatable fun story: Was told today in a review that I’m successful in my role because of my “anxious energy”. Felt like a bit of a backhanded compliment although I understand it. I don’t think I’m particularly anxious - I’m average level anxious for a woman, but these men just don’t interact with enough women to know it (only woman on my team🤦‍♀️). So to all of my anxious ladies out there: keep at it! It’s sometimes a curse but also our secret weapon against these overly cocky men.

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Hi, I am a Finance manager and going to interview for Accounting Manager position - need some guidance from people who faced a similar situation in their careers. What kind of questions being asked and what should I prepare for?

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How do you type with long nails? I’ve never been into doing my nails but have wanted to do short shellac or gel (after quarantine) but I absolutely HATE the feeling of typing with my nails poking out and having the flatting my fingers. I honestly would feel like it would hinder my productivity.

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I resigned from my current workplace. My boss didn’t ask me for my reasons (which he usually does), so I never got the chance to give him my nice speech. Later, I learned that the reason why he didn’t ask was because he didn’t want the conversation to deteriorate. Back in February, I raised some concerns regarding a project and got yelled at. He told me I was dramatizing everything. I feel very weird that he thinks so low of me. Anyone was in a similar situation? I don’t like leaving a bad image

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What brands or stores have had sales during quarantine that you have taken advantage of for new work attire?

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let's talk hair! for someone non-client facing at associate level is that too unprofessional to have pastel pink or purple highlights? asking for a friend, of course. thoughts?

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Hi! Is there any female traders on this app! I’d love to connect with more ladies in my current field! :)

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Anyone have thoughts / shared fears for dating post-lockdown? I broke up with a long long term SO right before lockdown started, and it feels so depressing to think that I may not be able to go on a normal date again for a long time. I know I’m blessed to still have my health and job, but I’m scared that this breakup is just going to marinate and keep me sad for the foreseeable future (and I really don’t think video dates are my thing).

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Does anyone have any tips on dealing with someone above you who is a poor leader and likes to create more work than necessary out of ANY simple task? She’s 36, single, no kids. HELP PLZ.

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How do I deal with a toxic/verbally abusive CEO (Sole Owner)? His behavior is company-wide. I try not to take it 'personally', but that's almost impossible with the situation. (stress w/kids home)

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Any tips for navigating the job market right now?

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How are you managing what’s “fair” while WFH? My partner’s job is more intense (more senior, better comp, worse hrs) but tired of always giving in (stepping out for my calls, giving him our desk etc)

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I am very lucky to have found a new job in the current situation starting beginning of May. It will start off wfh as the whole world is in a lockdown. Any tips for making a good lasting impression and

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Female junior bankers - I’d like to get your take on how you deal with condescending men in the work place. It seems like I can’t ask a question / for guidance without getting spoken down to..?

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I’m one of two women in my group, in a heavily male-dominated office. When I joined I was excited to be working for a female boss, but she’s been worse to work for - micromanaging, unsupportive of my

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Looking for inspiration: what’s the best virtual event you’ve seen so far? (Loving random slack groups and of course Fishbowl!)

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Anyone have advice on handling other people’s stress rn? My brother is a resident and starting a hospital rotation (family medicine, Nola).  My mom is stressed out of her mind. Idk how to help

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