Unfortunately, most jobs lost due to COVID-19 have been in female-dominated industries including hospitality, healthcare, and education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 55 percent of lost jobs this year were held by women. We are also currently experiencing an unemployment rate of 15 percent in comparison to 13 percent in men. Although this information can be discouraging, a push for virtual work has also brought on a few positive changes to the workforce that many believe are here to stay. As more and more people work remotely and independently, a study found a 27 percent increase in the share of people who felt motivated to start a business.  This year has also accelerated an awareness and push to action on diversity and inclusivity issues. This has led companies—both big and small—to adopt initiatives that boost the hiring and promotion of female team members as well as collaborations with […]

Despite the fact that women make up 47% of the workforce and are more likely to have earned a bachelor’s degree by age 29, gender equality in the workplace is still far from reality. At the current rate of progress, the global wage gap will still take 108 years to close. This is all in spite of the fact that companies who do invest in women see big returns, as companies who rank high in gender diversity are 15% more likely to outperform national industry medians. In honor of National Equality Day on August 26th, we’re taking a look into gender equality and the changes that need to be done to make women in the workforce equal to their male counterparts. National Equality Day commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment, which prevented the US local and national governments from denying the right to vote based on gender. Now […]

It can be tough to be a woman—especially in the workplace. Luckily, there are powerful ladies everywhere who are paving the way for female leadership roles and shattering the glass ceiling. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made her mark, at the top of this list. Alexandria is the youngest woman to be elected into Congress, but what’s even more impressive is her ability to challenge the status quo. With determination, she’s not afraid to fight for what she believes in if it helps leave the world a better place. She’s both authentic and honest, all the while not forgetting where she comes from, which is why so many people look up to her and relate. As a role model and public servant, Alexandria has taught us what it truly means to be a powerful woman. From being authentically yourself to sticking up for what’s right, Hola gathered 10 life lessons from AOC […]