Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NYC Ladies: Let's Try Something Different

I've touched briefly on the theme of quarter-life-crises before, but after hearing almost daily about the nonsense so many of my peers are going through in their workplaces, I decided I have to do something about it.

When I lived in my first NYC apartment in Harlem, I hosted a Quarter Life Crisis Cocktail as a part of a Wellesley Young Alumnae event. About 15 women showed up and it was a way for those of us who were going through challenging work situations to vent and find camaraderie. We didn't have a set agenda or anything but since that event, I've been thinking about hosting another one.

Now that I'm in a much better space for hosting guests, I'd like to plan one in the month of June and set it up a bit more structured. A peer, who's career I've been following since I moved to NYC, started hosting events like this in her home and has now turned it now into something waaay too new-agey and self-centered. I'd like to flip this model on it's head and start from a perspective of servitude and community involvement. Definitely not tree-hugging or granola crunchy!

Having gone to single-sex institutions from 8th grade through college, I've seen how competitive and unsupportive young women can be towards each other. And don't get me started on the female snakes in the workplace! Let's get away from that; let's try something different. 

Do you want to join me? If so, please send me an e-mail at qagbai@gmail.com, and I'll be sure to add you to the Evite.