Flexible and Digitally Powered Work Models: the Real Gift for Mothers on Mother’s Day image

The gender gap in the workforce is seen in a number of ways and for many mothers, its prominence is felt most by the inability to effectively balance family obligations and work. Here are a few interesting facts to consider this Mother’s Day: A 2107 report from the US Department of Labor found that mothers are the primary or sole earners for 40% of households with children under 18.  That number was just 11 percent in 1960. According to a 2017 PwC study, entitled, “Winning the Fight for Female Talent”, one of the top five reasons women leave a company is because they wanted a role with more flexibility and one of the top three things that makes a company attractive is flexible work arrangements. ...

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Transparency and Inclusion, the driving concepts of Americas CEOs Summit in Peru image

That’s a wrap!  Every three years, the most influential business forum of the America, brings together top CEOs, Heads of State, and over a thousand business executives for strategic discussions of issues related to economic growth and development; and the VIII Summit of the Americas (Lima, Peru, April 2018) did not disappoint. Opening remarks were delivered by Martin Vizcarra, President of Peru; followed by Luis Alberto Moreno, President of Inter-American Development Bank (IBD).  Also in attendance the heads of state of Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, and Panama. A remarkable group of CEOs of leading companies participated as panelists and speakers at the event and, refreshingly, 45% of the panelists were women.

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Innovation 2.0: The economic lessons from Spain’s thriving tech sector image

One of the big economic challenges facing countries in the developed world is how to encourage growth in their start-up and tech companies after the global financial crisis highlighted an over reliance on financial services. Could some answers lie in Spain’s thriving tech sector and entrepreneurial spirit, which is helping the country rebound after a deep recession? In May, eBay’s acquisition of Spain’s Ticketbis, an online ticket market, for an undisclosed sum that was reported to be $165m, is the latest evidence of the country’s thriving technology sector. After a deep recession (http://www.forbes.com/places/spain/), which was triggered by the global financial crisis in 2008 and lasted until 2014, Spain is expected to soon become one of the fastest growing economies of ...

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Yandiki Launches Its Operations in New York image

The bustling ad:tech expo which opened today in Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York became the stage for the “Grand Opening” of New York operations for Yandiki, an innovative company which enables businesses to access, hire, monitor, coordinate, rate and pay remote creative talent. Founded in 2014 in Miami, Yandiki: Creative Talent in the Cloud already has an impressive list of clients, which includes SONY, DDB, Google, Cable&Wireless and InterAmerican Development Bank. Yandiki provides its clients with skilled, curated and tested talent. Additionally, Yandiki platform enables creation of enterprise-wide private Clouds of Talent, which greatly increase coordination, productivity and scalability. Earlier this year, Yandiki was designated as a Facebook Technology Partner and featured on CNN. “After validating our business ...

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Yandiki keeping creative heads in the cloud image

By Kieran Kern The heads at ad:tech this year weren’t in the clouds, but if Yandiki had anything to say about it, the talent was. Celebrating their new NYC operations, the innovative company enables businesses to access, hire, monitor, coordinate, rate and pay remote creative talent. Their technology also facilitates creating private Clouds of Talent, which translate to better coordination, productivity and scalability. At 1 year old, they are at the head of the class when it comes to clients with SONY, DDB and Google in their roster and the designation of Facebook Technology Partner. ad:tech was the ideal place to unveil their new status as New Yorkers because their clients include advertising agencies and major advertisers. They’re celebrating the ...

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