Gen Y Working Women Infographic

I came across the infographic below (posted by Mashable) on generation Y women in the workplace. Generation Y (also known as Millennials) is composed of those born between the later 1970′s and the early 1990′s. As it is, I happen to be part of the Y generation.

Some of the facts that I was not surprised by were, Gen Y women:

  • Use Facebook for personal usage rather than professional uses.
  • Are more familiar with social media sites, and tend to log onto them every day.
  • Have the most positive outlook for women in the workplace, compared to other generations.
  • Work-life balance is the most important career factor. This does not surprise me since this is something very important to me. I think gen Y women are aware that to be  happy one must be fulfilled not only in their career but also in their home/personal life.

Here are some of the takeaways that I found most interesting:

  • Even though we have a more positive outlook, we still are less likely to speak up then our male counterparts and feel underpaid (more than other generations).
  • Almost half of gen Y women lack a clear career path. This surprises me since there is so much information and many tools on the internet about defining and managing your career goals.
  • That only 50% of gen Y women (ages 25-29) have children. This seems surprising, because growing up we were under the assumption that you go to college, get a job, get married, and have children, in that order. You are never really told that there are gaps in-between, during which you are building your career and/or married but do not yet have children.

Oh, and between 1997 – 2011 the number of women-owned firms increased by 50%. Not surprising, we like to be the boss!

Generation Y Working Women Infographic

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Top 5 Tech Trends from SXSWi 2012

Brianna Smith:

There are a lot of blogs out there right now about SXSW Interactive 2012, but this is one of my favorites. It gets straight to the point and breaks down the 5 tech trends that were getting the most buzz:

  1. Path – Personal social journals. Not sure if I want to know more about people than I already do through Facebook. Do you have a personal social journal?
  2. Social Discovery Tools – GPS enabled apps
  3. Mobile Payments – I haven’t tried Mobile payments yet, but I can definitely see using them in the future.
  4. Interface is King – Connecting design themes across platforms
  5. Beautifying the Web – Photo Sharing

Originally posted on Nineteen.Three:

For those of you who don’t have the time to sit and read my long-form recaps of SXSWi, I put together some of the most important topics and trends to watch from South by Southwest Interactive 2012. The following are what were, in my opinion, the top 5 tech trends from this year’s conference.

Top 5 Tech Trends to Watch

  • PathPath is the personal social journaling app where users can share every detail of their life, including: location, photos, thoughts, music, who you are with, and even when you wake up/sleep each day, and the app is currently sitting alone with its unique approach to social relationships
  • Social Discovery Tools – GPS-enabled apps that let people learn more about others nearby and notify about common friends, interests, etc. were all the rave this year (and the “official” battery suckers), including:  HighlightBanjoSonarForecast
  • Mobile Payments

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