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Why Women Thrive in the Gig Economy

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Women are thriving in the gig economy. A silver lining of the pandemic is that it forced us as a society to reassess how we approach work. It’s long been said that the 40-hour work week is arbitrary, and the pandemic proved that to be true. It also proved that business can be done without having to sit in an office and be around coworkers. From this, the gig economy was officially born, and it enabled women in particular to wield autonomy like never before. What is the Gig Economy? Digital platforms such as Fiverr and Upwork (among others) allow people the world over to sell and buy gig services. The gig economy, “according to one definition, is a labour market characterized by the prevalence…

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