In his more than 30 years as a professor of food science, Richard W. Hartel has never seen a more idealistic group of undergraduates than the current crop at the University of Wisconsin. Few bachelor’s degrees can offer the job opportunities of food science. But will high-minded ideals hold back the next wave of newcomers?
Female entrepreneurship has always lagged behind men’s – for decades, women couldn’t even open a bank account without a husband or male relative co-signing – but women are making up for lost time. Between 1997 and 2013 the number of women-owned businesses leapt by 59 percent. Today, according to American Express Open’s annual report on female entrepreneurs, there are 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the US. Almost a third of firms are owned by women. And female entrepreneurship is undergoing a demographic shift: back in 1997, 17 percent of firms were owned by women of color. Today, that number is 31 percent.
Inbox zero might as well be the lost city of Atlantis for most people. Between work and personal email addresses — not even counting Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media — it’s nearly impossible to escape the constant uptick of unread messages that come in from every corner of the digital universe. As summer gets into gear and emails pile up over coveted vacations, we checked in with life coach Stacy Kim, founder of the company LifeJunctions about how to make sure email overload doesn’t take over our relaxing summers.