Navigating the She-Cession: The Intersectionality of Economic Uncertainty

Global economic downturns are sure to affect everyone to some extent. This year has seen record unemployment numbers and job losses, which have disproportionately affected women and especially women of color. This is a unique situation to the 2020 economic recession, which is why many are calling it the “she-cession.” We took a closer look at what’s causing this disparity and how you can manage your well-being.

Financial independence and wealth have been exclusionary for a long time. The core elements of gaining wealth are career growth and property ownership, both of which excluded women for centuries. This gap remains today as 63 percent of part-time workers are women. Additionally, women own just 37 percent of the wealth in the U.S. Still, women have seen gains in social and wealth equity globally over the last several decades. 

December 2019 set records as women held more payroll jobs than men. Women’s Read the rest

Don’t Get Disrupted! How to Protect Yourself From Your Competition

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Leaders spend a lot of time thinking about how to be disruptive—to unseat bigger players through a combination of innovative technology and new business models. But they spend a lot less time asking themselves, How likely are we to get disrupted? And that’s a problem.

Disruption often feels like it comes out of nowhere, but it doesn’t. It comes from the corners leaders aren’t looking at, and from companies leaders consider outside their industry. By not getting in touch with the vulnerabilities of their own organizations, leaders leave their companies open to harm, both strategically and financially.

In my academic and professional studies around disruption, I have identified three major blind spots that leaders often have—and that their disruptive competitors often exploit. Here are the three things leaders most often ignore but must keep front and

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Kamala Harris Promises Free Tuition For Low-Income Students At Public Universities and HBCUs

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris promised that if she and Joe Biden are elected, they would make college free for low-income students.

Harris made the promise Thursday at a roundtable discussion held at Florida Memorial University, saying students whose family makes less than $125,000 a year will receive free tuition and pledged student-loan debt forgiveness for some graduates of HBCUs.

“In relation to the history of HBCUs, [students] decide to take on a profession of service, which often does not pay as well as if they go into the private sector and do other things,” Harris said, according to MarketWatch. “So for those students who come out and have jobs that pay less than $125,000, student-loan debt will also be forgiven.”

Harris also promised to invest $70 billion in HBCUs and make two-year college programs free for low-income Americans.

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