Highlights from the survey:
Highlights from the survey:
According to a June 5 report in the esteemed Wall Street Journal, there is a rather heated debate over the merits of panty hose in today’s business world. Boomer women, known sometimes for their bra-burning days in the 60’s, apparently aren’t so quick to give up their panty hose in the corporate ladder climb. Many younger women, on the other hand (or leg), have never even worn a pair to work or otherwise. The WSJ report does mention that the Midwestern Dons of the Dress Code are less likely to give up the nylon.
WSJ also pointed out that one male reader –in the interest of research, of course – wore panty hose under his suit trousers for several weeks to discover if ties or panty hose were more uncomfortable. His conclusion was that he liked panty hose better.
Check out the article here:
And let us know what you think of panty hose. Do you own a pair? When was the last time you wore panty hose?
Apparently blogging is very *woman-centric*. According the Center for Media Research, a recent study about women and blogging was done by BlogHer and Compass Partners.
Women are so passionate about blogging, says the report, that large percentages said they would give something up to keep the blogs they read and/or write:
• 55% would give up alcohol
• 50% would give up their PDAs
• 42% would give up their i-Pod
• 43% would give up reading the newspaper or magazines
• only 20% would give up chocolate
Time shift from traditional media is accelerating in the general Internet population:
• 24% of women surveyed watch less television because of blogging
• 25% read fewer magazines because they are blogging
• 22% read fewer newspapers because they’re blogging
• More than half of women surveyed consider blogs a reliable source of advice and information
• Half of women surveyed say blogs influence their purchase decisions
How do you feel about blogging? A reliable source of information? Worth giving up chocolate or alcohol for? Let us know!
To see more facts from the study, visit http://www.blogher.com/files/BlogHer.CompassPartners.Social%20Media%20Study.ppt.pdf
According to today’s Business Journal http://albany.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2008/01/14/story3.html, the Hampton Inn in downtown Albany, New York, is going to be offering a women-only floor to female guests. Guests will receive special amenities and services and the security of having exclusive access to the floor. Of course, security comes at a price. Twenty dollars extra a night, to be exact. Perhaps it helps that the electronic keys granting that exclusive access are pink. And we know all women like pink. Right?
What are your thoughts about this latest innovation in the lodging industry?
A website aimed at women who want to start and grow their own businesses has launched a new Business Resolutions Program to help women achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. “The IndieBizChicks.com Guide To: Business Resolutions To Make It Great In ’08” is a guide and motivational tool for women who are ready to set and achieve their goals. For more information visit http://www.indiebizchicks.com