by Joanne Wilson
Artists can transform cities. They turn wasted buildings into studios and lofts. Galleries and cafes follow. The neighborhood gentrifies.
Though on average women still earn 81 cents for every dollar that men earn, research has recently shown that in certain places and careers, women can out-earn men. In this infographic, we divulge the cities, like Atlanta and Memphis, where young, women are earning CAN EARN more than their male counterparts, and the careers, like interviewers and occupational therapists, where women CAN bring home the bigger check. And, though it should come as no surprise, when it comes to lifetime earnings, education has CAN HAVE a lot to do with it.
Melissa Millan stands out at business conferences.
A new book written by Susan Coleman and Alicia Robb and funded by the Kauffman Foundation looks at the importance of identifying different financing strategies for women-owned businesses. "A Rising Tide: Financial Strategies for Women-Owned Firms" offers case studies and looks art research regarding women-owned businesses with the goal of assisting women who already a business or are thinking about starting one.
Looks matter, both in our social and working lives. We want to look good and our employers expect us to look good, or at least want us to look a particular way. A raft of research from the US and UK has now established that being perceived to be attractive improves our chances of obtaining work, and boosts our pay and career prospects. Line managers also rate the performances of attractive workers more highly. Finally, attractive workers are less likely to lose their jobs.
Most tech gadgets are busting out with features.
Back in the ‘90s, when Web 1.0 was all about broadcasting, Heidi Dangelmaier was pioneering social media platforms for corporate clients.
A new infographic from the National Federation of Independent Business, Chase, and the Center for Women's Business Research looks at "challenges women owned businesses (WOBs) faced during the recession and how they have adapted their business practices." According to the graphic, many more WOBs are using social media now than they were pre-recession, and many are now hiring again, though they have, on average, a lower headcount now than they did before.