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The Weekly Chic: on progress, rebuilding and working together

The Weekly Chic
The Weekly Chic: on progress, rebuilding and working together
By MBAchic • Issue #4 • View online
Last week was brimming with inspiring content. From Chilufya’s #MBAchicTakeover to this weekend’s Conference, there was no shortage of uplifting, dynamic messages here. We partnered with Harvard Business School’s Women’s Student Association to help promote their conference “Inspire to Rebuild” this weekend, and it was great to watch it all together, virtually, and take in the inspiring messages shared (let’s do it again soon; check out Wharton Women’s Summit happening this week, linked below, too.). Like when Carla Harris told us that fear has no place in your success equation. Or when Meena Harris told us that female ambition is a positive thing. And when Mala Gaonkar encouraged us to seek out opportunities to work with talented teammates and colleagues because everything is a collaboration. Hope you enjoyed, as well.
Did this last week feel a bit longer than usual for you, too? Inspiring, but longer? Based on a rough poll done on Instagram Stories this weekend, a number of you are feeling super burned out… While this group is ambitious and driven and motivated, one message worth repeating (even if just a few of us are feeling it now), is that our lives will have cycles. We don’t need to be on Level 100000, all day, every day. It’s impossible, especially now (link below to NYT’s story of Mothers in Crisis). Just making it through the day is a worthy accomplishment so don’t let anyone’s content (even what you find around here) make you feel pressure to take on more than what’s right in front of you. Strive for progress, not perfection. And we’ll keep sharing resources and tools. Reach out if there’s anything else we can do or simply if you want to share.
On that point, another quick reminder to join the member site here, and scroll to the bottom of this email for more ways to get involved. Jobs aren’t a part of the email this week, but if enough people want those back in future emails, just drop a note! Also, if your campus org or professor is hosting an event that is open to the public, reach out for inclusion on our Community Calendar or scroll down. If your brand or school would like to connect, please reach out here.
Here’s to a good week - sending you the strength and focus to take on whatever lies ahead, no matter how big or small.

Latest from MBAchic
#MBAchicTakeover – Chilufya Mulenga shares a day as a financial controller and MAcc student at Cambridge
5 things you should know before financing your MBA
On our radar: things you need to know
America’s Mothers Are in Crisis - NYT
Farmers' protest: Why did a Rihanna tweet prompt Indian backlash? - BBC
A new fund aims to provide diverse investors the opportunity to build wealth - Fortune
Charting MBA graduates’ progress - FT
52 Black-Owned Businesses to Support Today and Everyday - Glamour
Applicants weigh the cost of MBA fees - FT
Celebrities Land in the Boardroom. Here’s How Companies Make It Work. - WSJ
Reddit Trades Crumble as GameStop (GME), AMC Entertainment and Silver Plunge - Bloomberg
Jeff Bezos Exits as CEO, but His Role at Amazon Will Likely Be Little Changed - WSJ
Beauty will bounce back faster than fashion. How? - Vogue Business
U.S. Economy Is Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Peak by Mid-2021 - WSJ
Why Did Emily in Paris & Lily Collins Get Golden Globe Nods? - The Cut
McKinsey to pay almost $574m to settle opioid claims by US states - FT
Internet blackouts skyrocket amid global political unrest - Axios
13 Women on Losing Their Jobs and Leaving the Workforce - The Cut
Why these co-founders turned their sustainability podcast into a VC-backed business – TechCrunch
The Shocking Meltdown of Ample Hills, Brooklyn's Hottest Ice Cream Company - Marker
I’m a social media manager. Facebook and Twitter have made my job an ethical nightmare - Fast Company
How 1-800-Flowers.com became one of the biggest, clunkiest names in Valentine’s Day gifts - Vox
Upcoming events
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Student clubs & Professors hosting events that are open to the public are highly encouraged to submit to our Calendar
Hot Picks & Tips
We asked, you answered: are you listening to podcasts these days? Which ones? When do you listen to them?
First off, a solid group of people are still listening to podcasts. Top responses for when you’re listening…
🎙 driving (and/or traveling)
🎙 cooking
🎙 walking the dog or doing errands around the house
🎙 sometimes while working or working out
Some recommendations for podcasts:
🎙 So Money for personal finance! - Olivia
🎙 Unlock podcast. A promised land. Obama’s book. - U.
🎙 The Daily. The Doctor’s Farmacy! - Allegra
🎙 Michelle Obama & Conan O'Brien talking about marriage - Jen
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