Friday Faves And Stuff To Read

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week! My fave looks of the week: This week wasn't my most exciting, style-wise, but I managed a few looks that I really liked. I pulled out my two-tone boots, but I may have to retire them because my calves are too big for them :-( I've also decided that I need to add some new accessories to my collection, to help jazz up my looks.

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Fave thing that happened at work this week: My company likes to bring in speakers and this week they brought in Tara Jaye Frank. I wasn't super familiar with her prior to her visit, but I'm a big fan now. I got a chance to speak to her 1-on-1, in a small group and to attend a lecture she presented. I've shared how I've been struggling in my career and my career path, and listening to Tara's words really got the wheels turning in my mind. I still have some thinking to do, and some fear to conquer, but I feel encouraged that I'm moving in the right direction.

Fave things I read this week: I read some great pieces this week, but these ones stand out to me.

"Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?" in Bloomberg Businessweek - A great look into the diversity issue at tech companies and their diversity efforts at Howard University. I'm not in IT but I know a lot of folks who are, and as a chemist I see a lot of parallels to my own college recruitment experience. I may do a separate blog post cause I have a lot of thoughts on this one.

"The DIY Scientist, The Olympian, and The Mutated Gene" from ProPublica - this was also featured on This American Life last week, but I read the print piece before I listened to the story. I was fascinated! It was such an amazing story and really got me thinking about biochemistry.

"Cultivating Purpose: Let Go of 'Should' And Do What You Love" from Tiny Buddha - This was timely for me, given my career angst. I love Tiny Buddha and they always have great posts.

What's been your faves for the week? Let me know in the comments!