Helping one another has never been so profitable.
What's happening? Female investors are increasingly setting their sights on companies founded by other women. This trend is driven by what Quartz Media dubbed the “Estrogen Effect:” studies show a correlation between women in leadership positions and company profitability.
It's about time.
What's happening? Talk on the startup gender gap isn't new and the stats are harrowing. Women own a third of all businesses in the U.S. and only earned a mere 3% of all venture capital between 2011 and 2013. But this isn't a pity party. Lots of women-led
Founders need to look sharp. DIY design is one way to plump up those visuals on a budget.
What's happening? Instead of hiring web developers and Photoshop specialists, organizations and independents are turning to easy-to-use apps and sites that allow for editing and design without the hassle
Your new outfit will be as ready for a hike as it is for a casual work day.
What's happening? While athleisure flourished in the past year, gorpcore is reigning supreme in 2017. The trend, which gets its name from GORP (a hiker’s nickname for trail mix)
By 2020 Virtual Reality (VR) will be virtually everywhere.
What's happening? Experts are posting eye-popping predictions about Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) growth rates. Sources project 5-year CAGRs ranging anywhere from 80-170% with this Statista study predicting the VR/AR market to reach $143B
Keeping it natural with chemical-free deodorants, body care, and makeup brands
What's happening? Organic and natural products are in high demand, and bath, body and makeup manufacturers are embracing better ingredients and environmentally-friendly packaging, according to Business Wire. This year popular products include spray deodorant, probiotic, superfood
Moms and Dads are finding new gadgets to soothe, educate, monitor and entertain their kids.
What's happening? At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, gadgets designed for families were all the rage. Gizmos like Elmoji, the code-teaching sesame street robot and Snoo, the self-rocking
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
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