From My Inbox: Purposeful Work

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

From My Inbox: Purposeful Work

Dreaming of a more purposeful work life? Maybe you're Interested??

Interested?? is a fab newsletter containing a curated list of purposeful work opportunities (social justice-minded jobs in nonprofits & government & philanthropy & etc). If you’re looking for that kind of opportunity, subscribe. If you’re not sure, well, here are some (just some!) of the opportunities Interested?? found out there on the interwebs:


And let me say it again…these were just a few, a select few, of the opportunities in the latest Interested?? newsletter (a monthly newsletter), so subscribe to it, if these types of roles interest you.

And now back to the regularly scheduled 💩 (articles, podcasts, etc.) from my inbox:

  • Small acts of kindness matter more than you think (Vox)
  • When crafting an effective argument to sway decision makers, less is a better persuasion strategy than more, it seems. (Hidden Brain)
  • Demographics and taste-buds are a changing…Latin and Tex-Mex overtake Italian as America's go-to food order (Axios)

I was working 70-plus hours a week and I knew that I needed to take a step back.

  • Threading the needle: 5 questions with investor Lauren Maillian (TechCrunch)
  • Apply for Progressive Women's Voices 2023 - deadline to apply is midnight on May 3 (Women’s Media Center)
  • London! June 19 join MillerKnoll Insight Group for "Wonder at Work" - book launch and panel event with Monica Parker, author of the WSJ best seller - "The Power of Wonder". RSVP and nab your ticket for this (free) event.
  • New Zealand reaches gender parity in cabinet for the first time in history (Women’s Agenda)

The rocky history of Evofem illuminates how big insurers and drugmakers are stifling innovation in women’s health.

  • Birth control fail: Why American women can’t have better contraceptives in 2023 (Fortune)

  • A conversation worth having - Raising the Value of Care: A Call to Action for the Care Economy - and The Fourth Floor is having it (online) on May 2.

    The understanding of women’s health is so archaic — women are still hearing ‘relax, what’s wrong with you?’ and ‘just drink a glass of wine you’ll be fine’ from health care professionals.

  • After talking to thousands of women, this Kitchener entrepreneur is on a mission to make pelvic floor rehabilitation less painful (Toronto Star)

  • And just for fun - take the The Seven Deadly Sins Survey, to learn more about your self-control strengths and weaknesses AND contribute to a future episode for The No Stupid Questions podcast (ICYMI Stephen J. Dubner (co-author of the Freakonomics books) and research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of Grit) now have a podcast).

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