Following the publication of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, a new wave of executive feminism is emerging. According to this Harvard Business Review’s blog, women earn more college degrees than men, make up about 46 percent of the labor force, and hold more than half of managerial and professional positions, but only 21 Fortune 500 CEOs are women. At current rates, it will take nearly three centuries for women to reach parity as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. With this new wave of executive feminism, high-ranking female professionals are speaking out about their struggles to break the glass ceiling. Perhaps this movement is just what the business world needs to jump start the stalled gender revolution.
The flexibility of working from home has many benefits, but it can also be isolating. Enter co-working, a new global trend that offers the opportunity to work alongside other like-minded individuals in a shared environment. Co-working has grown 87% in the last year and is being driven by the rise of the freelancer, the entrepreneur and the start-up. Research shows that co-working improves productivity, grows business networks and as a result increases income.
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According to Pew Research projections, by 2050, about one in five Americans will be over 65, up from 13 percent of the United States population now. This demographic shift is already creating new fields and opportunities for workers of all ages. The longer people live, the more professionals we will need to care for them, creating opportunities for second careers. In order to take advantage of this emerging gray-jobs marketplace, it is recommended that you beef up your resume. If going back for a full degree seems too overwhelming or time consuming, consider a professional certificate.
Read more at nytimes.com.
Making “the pitch” is critical, but the usual 30-second speech is a little worn out and you can impress potential investors and clients with a refreshed version.
Check it out at Forbes.com.
Retail employees are often seen as a burden by many businesses, so they are usually underpaid and under-appreciated. But a few companies are proving that you can make money, and lots of it, by paying those same employees a living wage. Trader Joe’s, Costco, and more retailers are showing that a well-compensated retail worker can increase sales and customer satisfaction.
Read more at The Atlantic.