working women problems + solutions
This is as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #OBelievers
In my former career working with NBC Universal, I was surrounded by men and tough women. There was always a competitive air and a lot of insincere smiles going around. The corporate world, especially in the film industry and especially in Los Angeles can be tricky to navigate/survive. You have to be confident and strong and even more so when you are a young woman.
I never really wanted to work in “the” industry but when an assisting casting director job opens up and is offered to you (with no experience) you say yes. I was really, really young and also pretty. There were many negative assumptions made about how I even got the job. That was hard to ignore. But, I was really good at my job and I quickly earned respect from many of my colleges and boss(es). That’s how the world works a lot of the time for women – you have to prove yourself first.
Once I established myself as a woman who could hang with the big boys, I was terrified to let it be known I was still a girl. Don’t cry; don’t show weakness. Wear sexy designer power-woman outfits, but don’t show too much skin. Don’t mention your desire to have babies. Above all, never, ever let it be known that you have a period.
Sounds silly, right? But that is a common theme for women working alongside men. God, I love being self employed so much right now. <3 Being discreet is seriously a #1 priority and when I was working, I didn’t carry a purse, only a satchel for my scripts. It didn’t have extra pockets for tampons, so I kept them in my pockets (or boots, YES, I carried tampons in my boots). This is not so difficult with a discreet tampon like o.b.® PRO COMFORT®.
These discreet tampons don’t have bulky applicators, so they fit right in your pocket, even a jean pocket. When casting, I was traveling constantly and found myself in all sorts of situations where I couldn’t run back to my hotel room and grab a tampon. Another concern was definitely leaks, a.k.a. my worst nightmare. o.b.® tampons help stop leaks by expanding all around to fit your unique shape. They also have Fluid-Lock® grooves to lock in leaks so you have peace of mind while you go conquer the world.