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Women at Work

14 Ways to Dress Chic And Retain Your Inner Geek

Getting dressed for the office can be hard, if not downright painful for many women. (Just me? No? Ok, let’s proceed).


So what’s a woman to do?

In honor of New York Fashion Week 2017, we present the (more useful) alternative: Geek Chic Fashion Week! Geek chic is defined as the fashion-forward style adopted by the tech crowd to express their culture and meet their needs. So whether you’re start-up bound or full-tilt corporate, on your first assignment of your career or your 8,917th, we’ve got you covered. Literally and figuratively.

Basic Black Standard

Dress it up with a tailored suit or dress it down with a casual blazer, t-shirt and funky shoes (Beat literature optional), basic black will never fail you, regardless of budget or body type.

 

Just One Of The Guys

Take a tip from the dudes (not of the grubby flannel / stained t-shirt variety, natch - Sean from QA, we’re looking at you!) and pair some menswear-inspired duds with tailored, feminine fits. Even Emma Stone sports this look - and if that’s not validation of being cool, then what is?

 

Show Some (Tasteful) Leg

Shorts needn’t be reserved for the summer heat or weekend errands. Throw some bold-colored tights on underneath and wear them year-round with a blazer and boots.

 

Keep It Casual (But Professional)

While Sean in QA aspires to keep the record for wearing a different superhero t-shirt every day without repeating, invest in some casual staples that can be worn in and out of the office. It’s ok if you repeat, just mix it up by seeking neutral colored garb.

 

Accessories Are Your Friends

Accessories may be the most confounding portion of your fashion-overhaul, but here, it’s the easiest to stay true to your inner-geek. Support your field (and those who power it) by choosing tech-friendly bags and wearables.

 

Now go out into the world, wear your confidence on your sleeve(s), and conquer! Let us know how you did - (pics or it didn’t happen).

Chainalysis Inc.

What’s It Like to Work in Cybercrime? An Inside Look with Jen Hicks of Chainalysis

Do you know how terrorist attacks are stopped?

Military intervention is certainly one way, but Jen Hicks prefers another.

"I really, really believe that the key to preventing terrorist attacks is by cutting off their finances," explains Jen, a senior cybercrime investigator at cryptocurrency compliance and investigation firm Chainalysis.

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Quip

9 Tips for Hosting a Successful, Collaborative Hackathon, from Quip

A company that is built around offering modern collaboration software needs to believe in the power of bringing people together.

Luckily, that's just what Quip is all about.

Their annual three-day hackathon Quiprupt is an example of what collaboration looks like not just as a product offering but also as a core tenet of company culture. We asked participants from Quiprupt 2021 to tell us about their experience coming together to ship cool stuff—and how Quip's culture sets them up to be able to find meaningful work while building better products.

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Career Advice

Fostering Collaboration and Innovation in a Fast-Paced Environment

Insight from YouGov's Victoria Ganusceac

Victoria Ganusceac knew she wanted to be a product manager, but the HR manager at the company where she was working at the time wasn't on board.

Not immediately, anyways.

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How I Took Action Against Anti-Asian Racism– At Work and In My Personal Life

If you've been paying attention to the news recently, you likely have noticed a sharp rise in Anti-Asian racism. Members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities have been vocal in bringing awareness to the heightened racial discrimination they have faced since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, in some cases, have had tragic consequences.

If you are not a member of the Asian-American community, you might feel powerless– as if you have no say in the matter. It's easy to believe that your actions aren't effective and cannot lend support to your colleagues and friends from the Asian-American community. But that is not the case– in reality, there are a number of actions you can take against Asian hate that can have real impact, in both your professional and personal life.

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