Elevating Philadelphia's Startup Community with Kiera Smalls
Why I Call Bullshit: My Story On Being Sexually Harassed
Philadelphia is on the rise. We've become national sports champions, our tech and startup worlds are exploding, our restaurant scene is bomb dot com, and we've built some really amazing communities.
One such community member is Kiera Smalls, known for being the co-founder of fitness + wellness community, City Fit Girls, and the former marketing + partnerships whiz over at Indego, Philadelphia's bike share program.
The Importance of Inclusivity In Business
It was a Thursday in June that I first came home with a pit in my stomach. As was my custom, I found my mother and spewed the entire account to her. I told her about feeling pressured to go out for drinks with my boss and about how he quickly and unnaturally steered the conversation toward my sex life. I was embarrassed and uncomfortable.
3 Phrases Every Femme Freelancer Should Practice
There are many ways that you can make your company culture more diverse and inclusive. Luckily, many of these tips and tricks are extremely easy and relatively painless. The important factor is that you allow this type of inclusivity to trickle from the top down. Be the change you want to see in your company!
Women In Media Take On Philadelphia!
There's a slew of upsides and benefits to being a freelancer: flexible hours, increased earning potential, diversity of work and projects. But (real talk) there are also some serious downsides: increased liability, inconsistent cash flow, limited resources, and not to mention, standing your ground against pushy, flaky, or demanding clients. As a woman who freelances, I’ve experienced discrimination, degradation, and disrespect from clients, and I’ve learned a few phrases to help me clap back when my boundaries are crossed.
The Fearless Femme: Jessie Hemmons (ishknits)
Today, we're partnering with the team behind Women In Media to share their story and their upcoming conference here in Philadelphia! Keep reading to learn more about this amazing group of boss ladies on a mission to change the media industry.
If you're local to Philadelphia, you've probably seen this #FearlessFemme's work. Jessie Hemmons, also known as ishknits, is a street artist, knitter and crocheter popular for her rogue yarn bombs on public structures and statues all around the city. We're so excited for you all to learn more about ishknits and why she's a Fearless Femme