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New favorite website: fairygodboss.com

I don’t know about you, but when I started dipping my toes in the proverbial waters of the corporate job search, I spent a lot of time reading reviews. These reviews are nice to have. Many of them are anonymous. And none of them are really designed to address what it’s like to work at a company as a woman. Enter, fairygodboss.com, which provides reviews by women for women through crowdsourcing. Delving into salary differences as well as maternity leave, fairygodboss.com tackles issues that many women care about. It’s not perfect (I had to pick a prefix of Lady, Madam, or Girl for my anonymous name and would have preferred something a little more inclusive of my masculinity), but this is a great starting point. Honestly, I didn’t even know I wanted this until I saw it.

The website was founded by two women, Georgene and Romy, to provide a space for women to help each other by sharing their experiences. Though fairygodboss.com originally received a lot of press for aggregating data on maternity leave policies in Corporate America, they actually offer so much more , including: resources, employer reviews, and compensation data. The site is still new and will hopefully grow.

In a society where women are paid less, are not always supported in family planning, and experience microagressions in the workplace, fairygodboss.com provides the opportunity for women to share experiences and real, honest, feedback, praising and critiquing their employers.

I’m a fan.

Header Image Credit: Fairy God Boss


Katie Barnes (they/them/their) is a pop-culture obsessed activist and writer. While at St. Olaf College studying History and (oddly) Russian (among other things), Katie fell in love with politics, and doing the hard work in the hard places. A retired fanfiction writer, Katie now actually enjoys writing with their name attached. Katie actually loves cornfields, and thinks there is nothing better than a summer night's drive through the Indiana countryside. They love basketball and are a huge fan of the UConn women's team. When not fighting the good fight, you can usually find Katie watching sports, writing, or reading a good book.

Katie Barnes is a pop-culture obsessed activist and writer.

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