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What I’m Watching: Ocean’s 8

Here are the facts:

  1. Ocean’s 8 has a star-studded, female-focused cast.

  2. Ocean’s 8 hit #1 at the box office, bringing in $41.5 million domestically opening weekend.

Most of the other things you will read about the film are based on opinion, and so is everything else I am about to say.

Socially Constructed Gender Norms for Communication (and How to Begin Ignoring Them)

When we explore the socially constructed gender norms for men and women, it does not take long to recognize that the ideal behavior for men aligns with key characteristics we expect to see in leaders, while the ideal behavior for women aligns with the supporting roles. This is especially true when we outline expectations for how each gender communicates. 

Resource Roundup: Women and Finances

Last year, our friend Christine Luken wrote a guest post here on our blog. The topic: Owning Your Financial Power. I took her advice to heart and felt that I had at least accomplished two of her recommendations—I had a good relationship with money, and I had (mostly) gotten over that pesky habit of undervaluing myself. I knew that there were areas where I could advance my financial literacy but that I was doing a good job in other areas.

What I have been reminded of recently with new research coming out is that I can always learn more, get more comfortable, and share that with others.