At Loop, we encourage the creative thinkers and hustlers. We appreciate the talent that is out there in the world advising us folks for a better future. We’re also really big about discovering recent reads and innovative mindsets to help us stay motivated in the business world. “I’ve recently come across this book, “The Working Woman’s Handbook’ by Phoebe Lovatt and it’s the most creativity strategic approach to understand obtaining a custom built career,” mentions Loop. According to the book’s site, twwhclub.com, they write “It’s the ultimate guide to job satisfaction, filled with practical advice on developing and driving a working life you love. Bursting with actionable tips, this book outlines an agenda for making and managing money, setting goals, and establishing success-oriented routines, with worksheets, exercises, and fool-proof “how-to” sections to help chart your course. From the lowdown on launching your own venture to a bullet-point checklist for an essential self-care regime, it will teach you to manage any dilemmas that crop up, and take the stress out of setting a budget.”
“What I love about this read is that it empowers women. It acknowledges the fact that 2017 is a different space for work for women and the fact that it’s completely different for the current vs. older generation. Lovatt mentions that while you work, you can also do various other things on the side if you chose to. There are options to do more than just work at a 9-5. You can still do what you love passionately and take a poetry class during the week if that’s what you desired,” says Loop. The book also discusses an interesting dynamic and shift that women have seen throughout the years in the work space. Which is interesting to point out because we may not point it out as much as we should. “Any change happening for women in the work industry is worth talking about, and Lovatt does just that with this read,” says Loop.
According to Refinery29.uk, the article “As Women We’re Moving Into A New Professional Era” by Georgia Murray says, “So why does Lovatt think there’s been such a marked shift in the way women work over the past several years? Women-owned businesses, startups and side hustles are prolific now – what’s changed? “I think it’s a massive confluence of things. Firstly, I think technology has evolved to enable us all to be self-publishers and this has been massively empowering for women. We don’t need to necessarily strive for acceptance or validation from outdated, archaic infrastructures or the corporate ladder,” she tells me.“Secondly, information is now the most valuable commodity in the workplace. Processing, presenting and digesting information – that is a massively valuable skill. Women, were natural communicators, we’re natural information processors. We’re very good at juggling a lot of things in our minds and able to look at our lives from a 360 viewpoint. These are the professional strengths that this new era requires.”