Taboo Topics: August 2017 Event
For the first Taboo Topics event, Danetha Doe and Emily ("Femily") Howe brought together the most fascinating bossbabes they know for an evening of champagne sips and conversation on taboo topics.
The event was speakeasy style, set in Danetha’s home, where the guests were told a secret password in order to enter. The group of nineteen female go-getters included entrepreneurs, art world mavens, tech powerhouses, monetizers, corporate gals, feminist bosses, media makers from all different walks of life.
The evening began with giggles and hushed excitement, as champagne and La Croix was poured. Once everyone was settled in, Femily opened the conversation by going over the three main questions to be discussed:
- Should the term "GirlBoss" be retired? https://medium.com/…/dear-women-entrepreneurs-lets-retire-g…
- Is there a place for flirtation in the workplace?
- When is it ok to be yourself at work? Does any ever feel like their professional front makes them feel like a “fake”?
In a totally open-minded, waaaay honest convo, we mulled over topics such as: women using flirtation as a career tool, drawing that line (and have we ever crossed it!), business fashion, female bodies in the boardroom, navigating sticky (or icky!) client relationships and specific race/queer/class versions of sex/power/workplace interactions.
Towards the end of the juicy conversation, we all shared our contact information and one thing that we were each working on within our respective careers.
Everyone left feeling refreshed, invigorated, and with a deepened sense of confidence that our voices and perspectives matter!
About Emily & Danetha
For 15+ years, Emily Howe has helped clients achieve their gender equity, diversity, and inclusion goals as well as undergo broader enterprise-wide transformations by using change management, strategic planning, and leadership development.
Emily received her BA and MA degrees in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College. Emily is Prosci certified in change management and is on the board of the Association of Change Management Professionals, Northern California.
Danetha Doe is the creator of Money & Mimosas, a money mentorship program for entrepreneurs, bossbabes, + influencers who want the champagne life.
Selected as one of the Top 40 under 40 accounting professionals by CPA Practice Advisor in 2015, Danetha was featured on Huffington Post Live with Suze Orman and named a "next-generation accountant" by Xero and Quickbooks. She was also selected as a cash flow expert by Wells Fargo.