Happy Friday, Mindr fam! Here's what you need to know about the week that was:
- Work-life balance is getting a bad rap. Amazon's CEO and the world's richest person Jeff Bezos doesn't believe in the term, preferring to think about "work-life harmony" instead. Ohmm.
- Celebrity moms are working moms too. New mama Eva Longoria reminded the world that red carpets and film premieres need pumping rooms too, sharing the difficulties of being separated from 7 week old Santiago for work.
- We need to support more women entrepreneurs. Only 15% of US venture dollars went to teams with a female founder last year - and only 2% to all-female teams. And it hurts us all, since it means "VCs aren’t capturing a potentially huge source of innovation, which could make a long-term positive impact on US economic growth."
- The sharing economy is having a hiccup. New York became the first major American city to press pause on new licenses for ride-share services like Uber and Lyft while the City tries to figure out how to deal with the impact of this growing industry on traffic congestion and the livelihoods of traditional taxi drivers, many of whom are falling into poverty.
- Parenting in the age of Alexa can be a blessing and a curse. Sure, who hasn't wished for a magical robot assistant that can do their kids' bidding? But the impacts can be more complicated than we think.
See you next week!