The Future of Beauty
The biggest beauty event of the year, Beautycon, wrapped up last weekend in downtown Los Angeles with a whopping 22,000 guests. Half-marketing event, half-festival, Beautycon is the future of the billion dollar beauty industry. By using the two day event to interact with customers, hold meet and greets with influencers, and promote and distribute new product lines, brands as big as Revlon and Target were able to build in-person relationships with consumers to gain customer loyalty, perform focus groups, and raise money for their companies.
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According to a study conducted by ABC News, the only job where women outrank men in their wage earnings is in the wholesale buying and retail industry. Most every wage comparison showed that women earn significantly less than men in a number of jobs, but in the wholesale industry, women earn around four thousand dollars more than their male counterparts.
The Trump administration has been subtly using tactics to decrease women’s birth-control access. Recently, they’ve released a final notice for insurance providers to allow employers to opt out of health insurance that provides birth control to women.
In last week’s midterm election, there were a number of ‘firsts’ for various female political candidates. For example, female candidates such as Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland became the first Native American women to be elected to Congress. Other candidates have become the first female senators in their predominantly conservative states, such as Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee.
Influential American drag queen RuPaul discussed the influence that drag queens have on #MeToo and Donald Trump. The stories of drag performers being sexually assaulted or ridiculed are too numerous to count, and that makes their voices important within the #MeToo movement.
The Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators Association holds an annual Women’s Construction Career Fair to help encourage women around the state into a job in the construction industry. The fair is a part of the National Apprenticeship week where young students come to experience hands-on tutorials of various job offerings.
For the first time, Alabama’s Montgomery County has an all-female Board of Education after the election of four new members. 44 years after Nellie Weil made history as the first woman elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education, this historic achievement signifies a new generation’s confidence in female leaders to affect positive change.