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2019's Been a Clusterf*ck

Welcome to (Net)Work B*tch, the monthly newsletter for busy, boss ladies who want to network and meet other cool women but don't want to leave their comfy beds (or reading college admissions scam news up the wazoo) to do it.

Editor's Note
Well folks, there's nothing like starting out your new year by coming back from vacation, getting sent on last-minute back-to-back-to-back business trips, going through the apartment hunt for the first time in years, and then walking into your brand new gut-renovated apartment on move-in day and learning that there's literally nothing in the apartment.

Like, try no heat (in the DEAD OF WINTER). No appliances. No working doors. No toilet seat. (They literally hadn't installed a toilet seat!) The list goes on and on.

Anyway, it's been a helluva first two months of 2019. But the good news is, the apartment's all good (my roommate and I got a three-bedroom for the price of a two-bedroom!), and if any of y'all in the NYC area want to co-work somewhere fun, you can work out of the office at my place. You'll just need to walk up four flights of stairs first.

This newsletter is a pool of everything remaining from January and February that didn't have an expiration date. We're now back on track—and I missed y'all!

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Inspiring Badass Lady Quote of the Month
From Maya Angelou:

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."

Meet Some (Net)Working B*tches
It's time to recognize some of the badass ladies in the group. Say hey, drop a tweet, you know the drill.

Also, all of their advice is super on point, so read!

Name: Grace Gavilanes
Your hustle: Writer-editor at Vital Proteins.
The secret to being a boss lady is: Being kind and open-minded! 
Why you subscribe to (Net)Work B*tch: I love the articles and advice in every newsletter. I feel informed and empowered to be a part of such an incredible community of women.
Social media links: Twitter, Instagram

Name: Emily Drewry
Your hustle: Managing social media at Forbes (and for clients on the side!)
The secret to being a boss lady is: Being approachable and willing to LISTEN. So much of what we read is about getting out there and being bold, which is equally important, but remembering that everyone is a human has helped me far more than anything.
Why you subscribe to (Net)Work B*tch: I love celebrating other women's successes! It's fun to learn from everyone I read about, even if we haven't met in real life.
Social media links: Twitter, Instagram

Name: Eve Stern
Your hustle: Associate Manager for Association of National Advertisers' CMO and Industry Growth. Journalist, Photographer, and Digital Media Consultant. 
The secret to being a boss lady is: Speak up and negotiate, negotiate, negotiate. 
Why you subscribe to (Net)Work B*tch: I love meeting and learning from the countless AMAZING women who subscribe. It's a great way to find and share new opportunities. Most importantly, it's another beautiful avenue for women to continue supporting and uplifting one another!  
Social media links: TwitterInstagram 

Email me if you're interested in being interviewed for a future newsletter!
Reads That Are Worth Your Time
Each month, I want to feature a couple of things I (or any of you) read on the internet that are totally perspective-changing for one reason or another (and usually career-oriented) because #knowledgeispower and stuff.

1. Money Management in Parenthood Gets Complicated. Here’s How to Simplify It by Cassie Werber

Interesting: Experts suggest an actual formula to consider.

2. Why So Many Millennial Women Are Asking for Prenups by Dr. Jenn Mann

I've been Team Prenup for several years now, but as women get married later and later and have more financial entanglements than they did in previous decades before getting hitched, it's no surprise more Millennial women are A-OK with a prenuptial agreement.

3. How Did Home Cooking Become a Moral Issue? by Rachel Sugar

Why do we put so much pressure on mothers to put "good" food on the table for their families every night? (This article is awesome!)

Email me if you have a cool read you want to submit!
Help a Girl Out
Hey hey, here's what our ladies need help with this month!

1. Get the Freelancer's Uniform

Shayla Price and her friends started a new T-shirt shop for freelancers, where the designs mix practical inspiration with bold confidence. Buy 'em here.

2. Helloooo Content Strategists

Stephanie Kaplan Lewis writes in to say that Her Campus Media is looking for a Content Strategist. Deets: They're looking for 1-2 years of experience, the position is full-time salaried with benefits, and it's based at HC's office in Boston or remote from NYC or LA. Apply here!

3. For the Rom Com Lovers...

Allison Gilbert has a cool podcast for you: "My sister and I co-founded the website just over two years ago, where we focus on feminism in pop culture. We just started a podcast called Hold Up? where we watch our favorite rom coms and then discuss whether or not they hold up both artistically and in an intersectional feminist way. It's fun, exciting and terrifying to put ourselves out there into the universe and hope people will listen. So far, we've reviewed Love Actually, A League of Their Own, and Legally Blonde and are hoping to reach a wider audience moving forward. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play, as well as at"

4. Career Change Ideas?

Regen Stahl is looking for a career change and hoping someone in the NB community will have some suggestions for where she can go. From Regen: "I have experience in social media and email marketing, public relations, writing, and videography. I'm open to positions in pretty much any industry and I'm happy to relocate for the right job. If anyone has any leads, companies I can check out, or even some freelance gigs, please feel free to send me a message on LinkedIn!"

5. Need Resume Help?

Lauren Hamer wrote an ebook called Weeknight Resume Builder! The purpose of this ebook is to help you craft a brilliant, intriguing, software-friendly, there-is-no-one-better-suited-for-this-role-than-me resume—in three hours or less. It gives you every tool you need to create an effective resume at the speed of light.

6. Let's Get That Bread

From Alex Potter: "I wanted to plug season 2 of the Planancial Podcast that [launched] on January 18. We're really excited for this season—it's all about getting 'Future Rich'! We've got some great expert interviews lined up and will be diving deeper into personal finance topics."

7. Time to Subscribe

Ellie Harte recently launched a weekly newsletter, Three Things (On Thursday), where she shares three things to read, two things you should know about, and one thing she's learned that can make people's lives better. 

8. Let's Talk Tech

Love this, Michelle Brenner: "I am a senior software engineer who went to art school. I worked in entertainment for 7 years, teaching myself web development, before I started in food tech. I'd also love to plug my podcast, From The Source. As an active member of the tech community, I often hear the same questions about what jobs are like. I decided to answer them by interviewing tech veterans about the best and the boring parts. I believe strongly that anyone who wants to be in tech should be given the tools to succeed. I advocate for that in everything I do, from community organizing to podcasting to mentoring." Check it out on iTunes and Spotify.

9. Check Out the Bitch List

Thuc Nguyen put together The Bitch List, a list of screenplays her team at The Bitch Pack hopes will get greenlit in 2019.

10. This Takes Guts

Emily Greenspan and her sister both have gut conditions, so they co-run an Instagram account @fecal_feminist where they "document their struggle with medical practitioners, share gut-friendly recipes, post funny memes, and just generally remind the world that womyn have real bodies that produce waste, which is nothing to be ashamed of!"

11. Space!

Big props to Amanda King: "I’m an urban planning freelancer and just launched the new season of my side-hustle podcast, Isn’t That Spatial. I just became a new mother so I’m super proud I got it together to continue my passion. Appropriately, my first episode of the season is the Geography of Reproduction – talking babies AND repro rights over here! Friends can check it out at!"

12. Christian Entrepreneurs, Join!

Amazingness coming from Adira Polite: "I just launched She Built On Rock, a community organization for Christian women entrepreneurs. We offer a (free) mentorship matchmaking program. We also profile our community members and their businesses on our blog. More info can be found at"

Need a lil' help with anything? Email me and I'll spread the word to the squad!
Shout Outs
These ladies are slaying right now. Give 'em a shout out on social media, follow 'em on Twitter, send 'em an email, become #squadgoals, etc.

Snaps for Jenny Price

Jenny's killing it: "After more than 20 years — split between a journalism career with major news outlets including the Associated Press and work as a communications professional at the University of Wisconsin–Madison — I’ve launched JP Strategies, a strategic communications consulting firm. I am incredibly excited to use my skills to help others reach their goals and fulfill their missions. I’ll also be teaching in the UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication beginning this month. I come from a long line of teachers and I’ve loved guest lecturing in many courses there over the last decade. It’s all happening!"
GIF for Jenny:
Snaps for Hannah Ha Jordan

Hannah's side hustle (a handwriting and calligraphy service called Handwritten Hannah) launched on November 1st, and she's been treading the waters of social media marketing on Instagram. She's starting to sign clients AND is holding a 4.0 in her grad school program!
GIF for Hannah:
Snaps for Janecia Britt

Janecia wrote in about getting that dough: "I’ve been with my publishing company (a city magazine company in Tallahassee, Florida) for a year and I got a glowing annual review plus a 10% raise. If that ain’t kicking ass I don’t know what is! I’m really happy for myself if you can’t tell."
GIF for Janecia:
Snaps for Jordan Chaffiotte

Jordan is a branded content specialist and freelance writer, and a couple of months ago she wrote her first paid article at The Sportster all about women's wrestling! GET THAT BYLINE. JORDAN!
GIF for Jordan:
Snaps for Brijana Prooker

Brijana published a new article for Entrepreneur all about money lessons for women entrepreneurs!
GIF for Brijana:
Snaps for Grace Gavilanes

Grace is super excited about being interviewed for this Forbes article!
GIF for Grace:
Snaps for Aida Guhlincozzi

Yeessssss Aida's here with big news: "I am happy to report that I officially crossed the stage for my Master's degree this December 2018, and I also was accepted as a Community Fellow funded by the NSF to attend and present in Atlanta at a workshop dedicated to Community Geographies. Still working on that PhD of course! I also held a mapping event to introduce students at a local middle school to get them engaged with Geography and GIS. I'm happy to report that I'll be expanding this in the next few months!"
GIF for Aida:
Snaps for Alice Bullard

Alice's book manuscript for Reborn Athena is live on her website! From Alice: "The story opens when Athena, Chief Justice for Zeus' realm, receives a mystery manila envelop. Inside she finds clues to a rape and murder that up-end her privileged life as favorite child of the King. This feminist re-writing of the myth of Athena reawakens the long-dead Medusa and brings to life Metis, Athena's obliterated mother, to offer a new Goddess of Justice for the 21st century."
GIF for Alice:
Snaps for Adira Polite

Adira recently had a journal article on alternative approaches to juvenile justice accepted by Harvard University's Mellon Mays Journal. YEEESSSSSS.
GIF for Adira:
Snaps for Eva Recinos

Eva published an incredible article for Bitch about how contemporary YA literature is actually representing the spectrum of experiences of young people.
GIF for Eva:
Snaps for Martice Sutton

Martice's non-profit Girls Going Global participated in an accelerator with other nonprofits and for-profits and WON $50,000!
GIF for Martice:

Survivor GIF Life

Tfw you're trying to get to the end of the workweek
All right, newsletter done. Signing off. Love y'all.


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