WHAT IS SHE. MOMENTS ALL ABOUT?
She. Moments will feature some of the resources professional women want in their lives.
Shemoments.com will provide career advice, discuss how to deal with a sexist boss, but also include lighter topics as fashion for professionals, and tips on how to build a better and healthier life – Something I know first hand may rank at the bottom of your list when you’re busy climbing your way to the top, barely stopping up to have a glass of wine with friends on a Saturday.
WHO AM I?
My identity the past few years has been strongly connected to my career. If someone asks me who I am, I will immediately reply – I’m an investment banker.
However, I’m actually more than that. I’m a writer, a wine lover, a yoga and tennis enthusiast, an introvert who can pretend to be an extrovert for shorter periods of time, and I’m also passionately dedicated to handbags and fashion.
Back in the days, I used to be an athlete, and I also spent a lot of time on politics. I’ve also worked as a financial journalist, but there I go again, tying my self image to my work.
I would love to say that I’m simple and easy going, but I am complicated and hard working. Oh, and in my late twenties, I’m still the same nerd I used to be when I was ten.
WHY DID I CREATE SHE. MOMENTS?
When I first started working as an investment banker, I was the only woman in my entire department. Even though I’m used to having mostly male friends, there are some things it’s easier to discuss with a fellow female.
And sometimes in your career, you end up needing that support. I want to create one of many resources women can use for that.
It can be to get ahead in your career, or how to get time to exercise when your average work week is 80 hours. It can be advice on dating a colleague, or simply what to wear for some special occasion at work.
I’ve never been one to spend time reading the classical pink blogs, as I felt they didn’t didn’t apply to me. Don’t get me wrong, I like most things feminine. It can be make-up, fashion or just a pair of high heels.
As a banker, I had to realize that there are just certain things I cannot experiment with. No matter how cute something may look. But I don’t think you should need to dress like a man to be taken seriously.
However, the fashion sites for professional women in conservative jobs are few. Which is why it will be an important part of this one.
That being said, fashion is not my only reason to create an online breathing space for career women. Having to bite my tongue when male coworkers comment on a secretary’s ass, can be a powerful motivator as well.
I know there are more women like me out there, and hopefully, She. Moments can bring something of value to you as well.