Welcome to The Ladies for August 31, 2019! It’s a list of curated articles we have enjoyed reading on women and girls around the world — sprinkled with things to do/see/read/buy. Please click here to subscribe: Subscribe to The Ladies by Email
How a Ring of Women Allegedly Recruited Girls for Jeffrey Epstein
It’s not just Ghislaine Maxwell. A circle of Mr. Epstein’s girlfriends, employees and other associates faces scrutiny in the sex-trafficking scandal. Click here to read the full article.
The Most Powerful Women in Business Wear Dresses, Not Suits
POWER DRESSING at the workplace has mercifully evolved since 1988’s “Working Girl,” in which Sigourney Weaver weathered Wall Street in heinous, shoulder-padded blazers. Back then, female office-wear mimicked masculine codes in an effort to level the professional playing field, but today women enjoy more flexibility. And lately, female trailblazers—both real and fictional—have been forgoing suits in favor of form-fitting, no-nonsense dresses. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wears them to Davos; Laura Dern stalks around in them in HBO’s hit “Big Little Lies” as tech exec Renata Klein; and politicians on both sides of the… Click here to read the full article.
The Women Designers Who Changed The Way We Dress
It’s an examination and a celebration of designers who’ve changed the way we dress, from Rei Kawakubo and Miuccia Prada, both of whom rejected the pretty in favor of the beautiful; to Stella McCartney and Eileen Fisher, our designer environmentalists; to Phoebe Philo and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who embody opposite ends of the minimal-maximal divide. Iconoclasm comes in many forms. Click here to read the full article.
‘I Couldn’t Stop Crying’: Saudi Women React to New Travel and Work Rights
A wave of hope swept through Saudi Arabia when the government there announced in early August that it would soon extend significant new rights to women.
The changes, which started applying at the end of August, were anticipated to dramatically change the conservative kingdom’s so-called guardianship system, allowing women to get passports, travel, work, keep custody of minors and register births and divorces without the permission of their husbands or other male relatives. Click here to read the full article.
16 Podcasts For Women, By Women That Will Empower You
Whether you’re looking for a podcast to listen to before going to bed or on your way to work, these podcasts for women, by women address topics that are most relevant to your daily life — from maintaining a work-life balance and keeping the spark in your marriage to starting your own company and handling your finances as a breadmaker and a caretaker. Click here to read the full article.
The World’s Highest-Paid Women In Music 2019: Taylor Swift Doubles Up No. 2 Beyoncé
Ten years ago, Taylor Swift was best known as an up-and-coming country singer who’d just been interrupted by Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards. What a difference a decade makes: Fresh off her seventh studio album, Swift is the most-nominated act at this year’s VMAs—and the highest-paid woman in music. Click here to read the full article.
As coastal Floridians hunker down in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, teams of pilots at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are charged with flying right up to the strengthening storm to gather data to help keep people safe — and they love it.
Meet the all-women ‘Hurricane Hunters’ team facing down Dorian
As coastal Floridians hunker down in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, teams of pilots at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are charged with flying right up to the strengthening storm to gather data to help keep people safe — and they love it. They’re called the Hurricane Hunters, and one of the crews is getting buzz for its all-female lineup: Lt. Lindsey Norman, Capt. Kristie Twining and Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington. The three women flew their first Hurricane Hunters mission together on Thursday. Click here to read the full article.