Aug 30, 2017

ASEAN 2017 Part One: Bali

This is part one of five. For the other sections, see Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. As of August 30, I am adding the links as the posts go up. Thank you for your patience.

This summer, I took an internship in Bangkok through the MIT Action Learning program. Our team, one of three Action Learning teams in Bangkok, comprised three MIT students and three students from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University. I had an amazing summer and I feel extremely #blessed that MIT offers this program. I am grateful to Sasin for hosting us, and to my Sasin teammates for being such welcoming and fun coworkers.

Jun 30, 2017

The time I exchanged emails with a billionaire

When I saw this interview with Sir Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital, I wasn't even upset. I was bored! The pipeline excuse for not hiring women and minorities is so tired. And, of course, every time one of these boring companies gets caught, they hire a token woman/minority who is "every bit as qualified as her peers." Snooze cruise!

Mar 29, 2017

Ladies' book journal

I've been reading a bunch of feminist books:

Selling Anxiety: How the News Media Scare Women by Caryl Rivers
Eye-opening and funny, Boston University professor Caryl Rivers calls out "man bites dog" media coverage that asserts women naturally belong in the home, despite the fact that women are more advanced in business, academia, medicine, etc. now than ever before. These stories are designed to play into the fears of affluent, white women, manipulating these women's high buying power. Covering everything from negative representations of working mothers to salacious coverage of female murderers and crooks, this book sheds new light on the media's assault on female success.

Highly recommended as an engaging read and a source of fresh information. Also recommended for the woman who's sick of being told she's doing everything wrong.