A few items for you to look at over the weekend, including a commencement speech to knock even DFW off a pedestal, some business advice for when a client is the harasser, and more.
We Are The Wolf Pack, Soccer Superstar Abby Wambach's commencement remarks to the Barnard College Class of 2018. Make failure your fuel. Lead from the bench. Demand the ball. Champion each other.
Protecting Yourself and Your Business after Dealing with Sexual Harassment, Forbes. Emily Nhaissi, CEO of Craft & Root was harassed by a client. She dropped the deal and walked away. Her advice, from lawyering up to putting on your own version of battle armaments, is rock solid.
Women’s Rights PAC Asks Candidates Seeking Endorsements to Air Sex Harassment Accusations, Boston Globe. "Candidates who hope to win the endorsement...this election cycle should be prepared to answer this question: 'Have you ever been formally accused of sexual harassment? If so, please explain'."
How Boston Is Trying to Close The Gender Pay Gap, New York Times. “Companies have to do the right thing, because talent is not going to stay with them.”
Yes, while we had a tv/pop culture run in with racism this week, here's a thoughtful read on race from earlier this year.
Dear White Sisters: Please Don't Misuse Beyonce, Bust. "[C]an’t we just have something that’s ours?"
And finally, if after reading Abby Wambach's speech you yearn for more, I would recommend Nora Ephron Speaking to The Class of 1996 at Wellesley College. "Don't underestimate how much antagonism there is toward women and how many people wish we could turn the clock back....Understand: Every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place is an attack on you."