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March 6, 2013

International Woman’s Day is on Friday (March 8th, 2013 for those of you in the future).

How will you celebrate?

Please don’t say by wearing a lot of pink. Unless, of course, pink really brings out your eyes. Myself, I’m going to celebrate by reading tons of blog posts about women in social media, because thinking about work as ‘celebrating’ is good for productivity!

Working with the guys I do, it’s easy to forget how differently women can be treated in the workplace. I never feel like gender is an issue at Jobcast. It’s awesome.

Even more awesome, when I started gathering the links for today’s woman-centric post, I realized that in our last article, the one with examples of people using social recruiting effectively, two out of three examples we used were women. I know this doesn’t mean the glass ceiling has gone the way of the Berlin Wall, but I feel pretty good about how amazing women are succeeding in social media and recruiting.

Happy International Woman’s Day to me! And to all of you, from all of us at Jobcast.

Links!

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook wrote a book encouraging women to Lean Into Risk in the workplace. Here’s a great write-up on the book and its somewhat controversial premise by author Margie Warrell.

And, speaking of female COOs, this article asks the question: why do so many young women aim for COO not CEO? Sure, it’s written by a man, but one with a perspective on women in the workplace shaped by a very successful wife and interactions with his many “bright, talented and capable” female business students.

Rayanne Thorn explains how she got over the fact that she is not Wonder Woman and is much happier for it. Although I’m not giving up the title Sam “The Dark Knight” Parker any time soon, I applaud her honesty.

International Woman’s day is held in March, which makes sense, because March is Women’s History Month. Here’s Laurie Ruettimann (aka The Cynical Girl) on the subject of Women’s History Month and awareness in general.

Now, here’s the article I wish I’d written (I’m getting tired of saying that :)The Top 25 women in social media, which makes for an inspiring list. All of these women deserve the mention and many of them have super informative blogs you can follow. Get following!

One of these Top 25 (with an awesome blog) is Leslie Bradshaw. This article about women and success is a great example of why her blog is a must read!

I’m going to sign off with a quote from one of my all-time favorite weightlifting coaches, Mark Rippetoe, on training strong women:

“Women are not a special population. They are half the population!”

Also this is his mom: