From My Inbox: Boas + Glittery Things

Random interesting & useful 💩 pulled from the myriad of emails which land in my inbox.

From My Inbox: Boas + Glittery Things

Hmmmm. Writing this as I'm watching (late) morning show news in Dublin. I use the word "news" broadly. The topic of Taylor Swift's upcoming UK tour came up, and how much this tour would inject into the UK economy...seems Ms Swift's effect is currently estimated at a billion pounds.

The presenter (cue in stale, pale and male) seems confused at how "boas and glittery things" could translate into a billion pounds.

Is he confused because he doesn't understand economics or he fails to comprehend how female talent can play a key role in economics?


Moral of the story: keep driving through the BS and make such a big f'g impact that the rest of us can full belly laugh when someone doesn't "get" you.

And with that, a definite theme in what's coming from my inbox this week:

💡Why are witchcraft accusations so common across human societies? (Aeon)

'George Lucas didn't want a damsel in distress. He wanted a fighter'.

💡Carrie Fisher on Star Wars: 'It was the most expensive low-budget film ever made' (BBC)

💡Why women in the U.S. are less satisfied with their jobs than men (Axios)

💩 Female Execs Horrified By Former GE CEO's Comments (AOL) + Women, Welch Clash at Forum (WSJ)

🚀 120+ Women Spearheading Advances in Visual Tech and AI (LDV Capital)

💡Summer school for female founders, courtesy of The Tory Burch Foundation

💡Other people’s problems (Seth's Blog)

🚀 Inspirational talks, speed connecting sessions and more. Expand your mind and network at Ellevate's Mobilize Women Summit taking place (virtually) on June 5.

“The research shows that women founders give a higher return on investment to investors, yet we only receive 1.8pc of VC capital and 1pc of government and corporate procurement worldwide.”

🚀 InvestHer Summit aims to boost funding for women (Silicon Republic)

🚀 Women entrepreneurs in, or entering the European market, get the insights + powerful community of connections your expanding global business needs (investors, other women founders, corporates and public policymakers) by attending InvestHer's Global Action Summit in Dublin on June 19-21.

📲 How are you tapping into your network (do you even know)? Take my survey.

🤯Wondering how to navigate career 💩? Book a networking power-hour with me.

Subscribe for a network-building boost.