When Sascha Mayer had her first baby, she realized a common problem for working moms: not having a good place to breastfeed or pump for their baby. Especially when she travelled for work, Mayer had difficulty finding a dignified place to use a breast pump and often found herself pumping in the bathroom. In talking with other moms, she realized she wasn’t alone and that the problem was rampant across the country.
The world is changing at a frantic pace, which will only continue to speed up in coming years. At the cusp of those changes are futurists, who keep their eye on what the coming months, years and decades may bring. And more than ever, women are making their mark on the field.
Chico's CMO Shelagh Stoneham shares how Chico’s is fighting ageism and connecting with customers. The company’s marketing can be incredibly successful by standing for something more than just their clothes and highlighting a message that resonates with women.
Last week in New York City at the Forbes Women's Summit you could hear a pin drop as Microsoft executive Lori Wright shared her personal story of career burnout. Wright described her "catastrophic burnout moment" in her twenties - a time when she was burning the candle at both ends and realized she needed a change.