Women and the Gig Economy: Secrets to Succeeding in the New World of Work

    Jan 24, 2019

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    How to Make the Most of Your Skills, Passions, and Future

    In an economy marked by the volatility and uncertainty of corporate layoffs, downsizings, and outsourcing, traditional full-time employment is declining.

    Increasingly in its place are short-term assignments, contract and consulting work, and freelance assignments – a new way of working called “The Gig Economy.”

    In this eye-opening program, Diane Mulcahy, author of The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want, narrows the lens even further and focuses on how women, more than ever before, can leverage this new way of work in order to more favorably (and more easily!) juggle the multiple roles and hats they have always worn.

    • How to manage the risks of “gig work” while maximizing the rewards
    • Ways to thrive in this new landscape by cultivating multiple sources of income, skills, and a financial safety net
    • Secrets for how to finance time off between gigs – travel, volunteer, or pursue your passions
    • How to regain power over your calendar and control over you time
    • Ways to increase financial flexibility by reducing fixed costs and boosting income and savings

     

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

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    Diane Mulcahy is an author, Adjunct Lecturer at Babson College, and a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. She has written a widely-read report on venture capital and is the author of The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want. Her work has been featured in The EconomistThe Financial TimesForbesFortuneHarvard Business ReviewThe Irish TimesThe New York TimesThe New YorkerThe Wall Street Journal, and numerous industry publications here and abroad. Diane has been interviewed on NPR and Reuters, and speaks at conferences and universities worldwide.