August 26, 2012 |
Sophia Amoruso doesn't care if you're offended by the name of her company. "If it's a big shock when you hear it," she says, "you're probably not our customer anyway. " She's earned the right to be dismissive. Amoruso, 28, is the founder and chief executive of Nasty Gal, a fast-rising e-commerce site that has managed to keep a low profile despite a cult following of young women who can't get enough of the company's edgy and provocative clothing. Sales rocketed 10,160% from 2008 to 2011, making Nasty Gal the fastest-growing company in Los Angeles and the fastest-growing retail company period, at least according to the Inc. 5000 list released this month.
December 19, 2011 |
Fewer U.S. women ages 15 to 24 are receiving reproductive healthcare, according to a new study. This includes services such as Pap tests, pregnancy tests, contraception prescriptions, tests for sexually transmitted disease and other gynecological and obstetric care. Researchers used data from the National Survey of Family Growth, which included 4,421 young women polled in 2002 or between 2006 and 2008. Almost 60% of young women had received reproductive healthcare within the last year, but use has fallen by 8% between the two time periods.
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March 26, 2013 |
Los Angeles police have arrested a La Crescenta man they say has been trying to kidnap women and sexually assault them around North Hollywood and Burbank, among other places. Jason Maynard Kies, 37, is being held in lieu of $4 million bail in the Van Nuys jail after detectives arrested him while he allegedly stalked his next potential victim. Police said Kies started attacking women in North Hollywood on March 22. Around 8 a.m. that day, he allegedly grabbed a woman as she exited her car and tried to force her into his vehicle on Ben Avenue between Hesby and Addison streets.
April 20, 2012 |
What a girl wants: Maybe romance. Marriage would be great. Kids? Awesome. But increasingly these days, a top priority for young women is also their careers, so much so that they're surpassing even their male counterparts in their desire to make a buck. Two-thirds of gals aged 18 to 34 said that advancing in their profession and making good money was very important, if not one of the most important things in their lives. Less than six in 10 young men said the same, according to a report this week from the Pew Research Center . Fifteen years ago, only 56% of young women felt the same way, compared to nearly the same number of men. Among older women, 42% now value their careers highly, compared to just 26% in 1997.
December 10, 2013 |
Young women seem tantalizingly close to achieving gender equality in the workplace, at least when it comes to wages, a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests. But it remains to be seen whether motherhood will slow their strides, as it did for women before them. As of last year, female workers ages 25 to 34 were making 93% of what men of the same ages earned - much closer to wage equality than earlier generations, Pew found. Between 1980 and 2012, the gap has gradually narrowed for American workers, as wages rose for women and dropped for young men. Just 15% of young women said they had suffered discrimination because of their gender at work.
February 26, 2013 |
Rebecca Johnson was 27 years old and had just graduated from medical school when she got the diagnosis: breast cancer. She thought she was a rare case, but then a few of her friends got it too. So did some friends of friends. Was it all just a coincidence, or was breast cancer becoming more common in younger women? "I really wondered," said Johnson, now 44 and the director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology program at Seattle Children's Hospital. So she examined decades' worth of data from the National Cancer Institute and made a disturbing find: Cases of younger women with advanced breast cancer have increased about 2% each year since the mid-1970s and show no signs of abating.