This was my favorite episode yet! There is drama both personally and professionally. We deal with underwater mortgages, sexism, biological clocks, and some gay line dancing for good measure! We also introduce America to a new phenomenon known as "date cheating."
I start my morning at my apartment and I’m contemplating my conversation with my CEO. I’ve devoted two years of my life to someone else’s company and made them a lot of money, why would I not devote two years of my life to my own company?
Lunch with Ethan
So I sit down for lunch with my friend Ethan. He was the founder of a company called Redbeacon that recently sold to Home Depot this year and someone whose opinion I value.
Advantages? I tell him I’m not married, no children, no mortgage, and no debt. Which in my world is an advantage. I’m definitely at a point in my life where I am able to take a risk, with far less at stake than those who have additional responsibilities. Ethan jokes that I didn’t let life get in the way of my career. I don’t think it’s a choice, and you have to have one or the other. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook (and Mark Zuckerberg’s number two) probably addresses this issue best championing that women in the workplace shouldn’t "leave before they leave" in her famous Ted talk.
The world is changing, as are gender roles. Women are increasingly going to be the breadwinners in their families. Men are contributing more at home. A lot of start-ups are beginning to address this. Why can a man get their shoes shined at work but women can’t get manicures? A new startup in New York, Manicube, is a great example of how the workplace is evolving to accommodate working women. This is just the tip of the iceberg. More great things are always happening in the tech world.
Certain people may have full on meltdowns over their biological clocks. I decided that I would never force life decisions based on my age or a forced sense of urgency by what others were doing around me. So I’m happily 30 and single.
Kim think of families think outside the box... I live in FL, I have children, and I'm married.. I work in finance, CFO for a non Profit organization. My husband is an aspiring law enforcement officer. We would love to relocate our family. I look everywhere for city data have 10 million screens up and am always researching and looking for any type of guidance.... To have an app that I could put in my profession my children's ages out interests things like that... To have suggestions as to where we would live most comfortably give me stats from school grades to salary ranges to homes for sale and job openings that'd be awesome... It could eventually allow moving companies and realtors to market... The possibilities are endless.... Anyway there is my dream start up idea.... Mommy of 4... Workaholic wife lol :) I think you're awesome... Beautiful driven and talented!!! Good luck to you!! :)
I appreciate your candor and your confidence. Life as a woman is not just about being married and having babies! You have inspired me and I only continue to watch the show because you're on it!
First of all.you weren't told they had to bring in a grey haired MAN, he said grey haired CRO. YOU extrapolated that to infer it had to be a MAN, I guess because you buy this whole "war on women" nonsense. Secondly, if you were capable of doing the deal yourself after two WHOLE YEARS (lmfao) of working there then why didn't you? Nothing interesting to see watching a bunch of kids who's inflated view of themselves is just boring.
I think you are a cool girl and a hard working person. I can see that you will be very sucessful. I also think that you are kind and sweet. I think Dwight and you look cute together. Both of you will be very success if you work together - build a company. You have a lot of ideas and he is the one who is willing to implement and execute the ideas.
You are an amazing role model for women. I like the way you are able to keep your cool when someone is telling you something you don't like, I'm referring to the scene with your boss. Smart, beautiful, avoid girly drama..... The world is your taking! Those gray haired men need to take a back seat.
I love seeing both sides of you: the "girly" side and the "geeky" side. You have your head on straight and deserve all the success in the world.
kim, you're very bright and driven. i hope your start-up dream comes to fruition soon. you need to get some humility i think...you're too arrogant for your own good and turns people off. i think you and dwight would be a hot couple. he's such a techie...maybe if you combined your sales skills with his business model and yours too, you could launch two great new businesses! the best to you!