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Dr. Corey Seemiller is a professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University. She is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook, a prominent resource for developing youth and college student leadership programmes. Dr. Seemiller is also the co-author of several articles as well as four books on Gen Z, including Generation Z: A Century in the Making, Generation Z Goes to College, Generation Z Leads, and Generation Z Learns. She also co-authored the 'Gen Z Voices on Voting' research report and the 'Campus of Tomorrow' report. Dr. Seemiller recently led the Global Gen Z Study, where she worked with 91 research collaborators from around the globe to better understand Gen Z in a post-COVID world. Participants from 81 countries took part in the study, and the research will be published in Gen Z Around the World with Emerald Publishing. Her fifth study looks at generational trends in the workplace, and the findings will be featured in Generations in the World of Work, which will be published with SAGE Publishing. Dr. Seemiller’s work has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and several other news publications and academic journals. She has also been interviewed for podcasts as well as TV and radio shows worldwide, and has engaged in market research consulting for Fortune 10, 50, and 500 companies. Her highly popular TED Talk on Gen Z at TEDxDayton showcased how Gen Z is making a difference in the world, and has been watched by more than a quarter million viewers.
India Doyle is the editorial director of Canvas8's Library. She oversees the editorial direction of research across content types to ensure Canvas8 members understand changes in consumer behaviour and culture and the opportunities around behavioural change. India has worked as a journalist for ten years, interviewing industry and cultural leaders including Christy Turlington, Olympic boxer Ramla Ali, and Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. She has contributed to SHOWStudio, Dazed and Confused, ekathimerini, Wonderland, and Dapper Dan magazine.
Sainsbury’s has increased staff pay and rolled out several other measures to ensure that workers are properly taken care of as prices rise and people struggle to make ends meet. The move also comes as many people look for brands to step up and better serve communities in need.
An increasing number of people feel unsupported when experiencing menopause in the workplace, with some losing confidence and even resigning. As such, digital coaching company EZRA is stepping in to help employers develop effective policies and support individuals through their menopause journeys.
Amid a societal push for equality and inclusion in the US, consumers are calling on organizations to champion the voices of Black-owned brands and the people behind them. Black Connect is a non-profit that's mentoring, funding, and advising Black businesses to help them overcome economic biases.
As young Chinese people feel less secure about China’s harsh working and living conditions and COVID-19 policies, they are leaning into the Guochao movement as a route of finding state-funded employers. But as frustrations grow and economic instability mounts, where will Gen Zers seek release?