There’s become an emptiness to "women's empowerment": the tote bag, pins and hashtags aren’t enough. Women supporting women has to be action, has to be networking, referrals, and celebration of successes without feeling like you now “owe” who’s helped you.
But “slow living” is trending up and competing for the lives of the youngest workforce with hustle culture.
On one hand we still have mainstream and social media push to “secure the bag”, “get on the grind”, and celebration of workaholism. Then there’s the backlash, the push towards work life balance and a lot of young people are citing European lifestyles, siestas, later starting times, shorter commutes, and the four day work week while still maintaining or even excelling in productivity as their reasons why.