beauty

How Tracee Ellis Ross Filled a Gap in the Beauty Market With Pattern

As an entrepreneur, Tracee Ellis Ross would seem to have some clear advantages: She’s an award-winning actor, producer, and activist–and the daughter of Diana Ross. Yet her first steps into starting her own business brought her the same frustration and rage that so many founders–especially female founders–know all too well. A few years ago, Ross brought the idea for Pattern, a hair care line for curly, coily, and tight-textured hair, to her contact at her talent agency. “She made me cry,” recalls Ross. “She was like, ‘Why would anyone want hair products from you? You’re an actor.’ ” Like many entrepreneurs, Ross was motivated by her own experience: She knew, from years of trying to mold her hair to society’s idea of beauty–and damaging it in the process–that her product didn’t exist yet. And she knew she wasn’t the only one who needed something better.

“I look at the market

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clothing

There Are Fewer Sales at the Mall. That’s Good for Gap, American Eagle, and Other Clothing Retailers.

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Jeans hang from a rack at a Gap store.


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Apparel retailers were hit hard in the early days of the Covid-19 crisis—but many have recovered from those lows to post year-to-date gains.

Deutsche Bank

believes that moves the companies made last month could further help the stocks.

Analyst Gabriella Carbone reiterated a Buy rating on

American Eagle Outfitters

(ticker: AEO) Friday, while raising her price target to $18 from $16. She kept Hold ratings on

Gap

(GPS) and

Urban Outfitters

(URBN), while raising her price targets to $39 from $33, and to $28 from $27, respectively. The moves come following “improving promotional activity” in September—that is, fewer discounts—which she notes could lead to higher margins.

Carbone believes that “each of these retailers has a unique assortment or provides a service that is resonating well with consumers,” as they have rolled out curbside pickup options.

Of

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women

How a lack of confidence among women led to the gender gap in tech

  • Matthew J. Liberatore and William Wagner are business professors who studied performance across men and women in mid-level jobs, and asked research subjects to rate how they thought they did. 
  • While there were only insignificant differences in performance, they found women were strikingly less confident in how they performed than men. 
  • It’s hard to know why this is the case, but studies suggest women tend to believe they’re less skilled at STEM-related tasks, including math and technology. 
  • Narrowing the gender gap is going to require more than simply promoting equality in the workforce — schools, universities, and companies need to start initiatives to boost confidence in young women to go into STEM fields. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In the workplace, women are now as good as men when it comes to computing performance, but there is still a gender gap when it comes to confidence, according to

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wedding

Wedding Venue Ad Experts bridging the gap between wedding venues and bridal couples

Wedding Venue Ad Experts is offering a proven marketing system that will help wedding venues to generate 20+ new customers per month.

Fortson, GA – September 30, 2020 – Wedding venues in search of a reliable digital marketing partner need not search further. Wedding Venue Ad Experts has come up as the go-to digital marketing partner with its proven marketing system especially for wedding halls. The company has assured to help wedding venues garner minimum 20+ new clients every month with its time-tested strategies. Wedding Venue Ad Experts has already helped a number of wedding venues promote their brand.

Per the statements of the agency keyperson Ray Davis, Wedding Venue Ad Experts extends an all-inclusive digital marketing system comprising a series of done-for-you marketing campaigns.

“We are here to bridge the gap between wedding venues and couples soon to tie the knot. At Wedding Venue Ad Experts, you will have

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women

‘Conservative Republican women are alive and well’: House GOP moves to close gender gap

More than that, though, the GOP — which has long shunned identity politics, at least when it comes to gender — has experienced a real attitude and cultural shift around electing more women to Congress, according to interviews with over a dozen lawmakers, candidates, operatives and aides. Women are stepping up to run, citing their gender as an asset and answering the siren sounded by party leaders — even as President Donald Trump remains divisive among women of both parties.

“The 2018 cycle was a motivating factor,” said retiring Rep. Susan Brooks (Ind.), one of just 13 Republican women in the House and head of recruitment efforts for the party’s campaign arm. “Even though we had been recruiting and helping women candidates, we realized we did need to shift some strategy and do far more.”

And so far, the initiative has paid off: 227 Republican women filed to run for

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