The gig economy and social media are closely related. The two have grown side by side, and both have forever changed the way we work, live, and play. But has the internet brought us together or isolated us? It seems that despite being connected by a web of technology, we are segregated. Social media is siloed. Gig workers are on their own. Big Data knows more about us than we know about each other. Perhaps there’s a future of work in which technology can bring us back together?
For millions of people around the world, the beginning of fall marks the advent of a bustling holiday season. In the United States, this time of year is also meant to honor the spirit of diversity with National Coming Out Day and Day of the Girl. Yet for all the talk of diversity and inclusion, we know that challenges and biases persist. We hear them in shocking political rhetoric, we’re witnessing shamed public figures being exposed for their indiscretions, and we continue to see them in[...]
We regularly advocate for the power and importance of gender parity in the workforce. Stunning as it seems today, given the immense contributions of women professionals, gender equality remains an elusive goal around the world. Our ongoing challenges with creating a truly inclusive talent population really came to light two years ago when major tech companies published their lackluster diversity numbers. Even more troubling, women in their 30s are switching employers more frequently. The[...]
Iconic actress Carrie Fisher passed away this December 27. The news shook many in Hollywood and devastated countless fans. However, it’s essential to understand why this loss has rattled the world. Fisher was not merely mourned because of her popularity as Princess Leia in the fabled Star Wars film franchise. She was in life, as in her films, an unrelenting and stalwart champion of diversity – a beacon of strength for women and the disabled. Her legacy reaches beyond a galaxy far, far away.[...]