Side gigging and independent contracting is the future
What’s happening? The independent workforce (self-employed full- or part-time) makes up about 31% of the private U.S. workforce or 41 million people, an increase from last year, according to The State of Independence Report. That includes more than 13
Retirement? What's That?
What's happening? By 2024, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that close to one in 10 workers will be over the age of 65, and one in 100 will be over 75. And as many women as men will be working. In
Periods. And we're not talking punctuation.
In recent years, innovative products marketed to women seeking high-quality and stylish comfort during their menstrual cycles are gaining ground. Thinx launched in 2011 and continually paints the town red with their provocative ad campaigns.
Why should you care?
What's Beyond the Barn? Goat Yoga! Dancing With Alpacas!
What's happening? This is one of those trends that is almost too weird to be true. And it may not last. But women farmers are capitalizing on it. The story about goat yoga was even featured on
Women are Adopting "Zuckerberg Chic" at Work
What's happening? Although the infamous grey tee shirt and hoodie may not always be appropriate for women founders, adopting a "uniform" at work can save time, thought, and money -- and make packing for business trips easier. The Washington Post
But the future for STEM-related ventures remains hot.
What's happening? Diversity in STEM simply doesn't exist. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 17% growth rate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs through 2024, 5 points higher than non-STEM jobs. Yet the National Science Foundation reports that
Women Will Face Significant Retirement Challenges.
What's happening? The poverty rate has always been higher for women than for men. But longer life expectancy, divorce rates, and career challenges seem to be widening the gap.
Why should you care? Even if life-after-work seems to be light-years away, having enough money
AI and machine learning may impact women first!
What's happening? Forrester predicts that investments in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and IoT (Internet of Things) will increase 300% in 2017. As more routine tasks are taken over by smart machines, the people who perform these tasks