Today’s Millennial Pins: April 13, 2016

Good morning, it’s April 13, a Wednesday. Here are today’s pins.

location_pin_sphere_red This data came out last week, but here’s more on the PwC survey noting that Millennial teachers want more financial literacy education for elementary school students. Older generations believe that financial literacy education should come from home, but that allows for obvious disadvantages (some homes just aren’t thinking like that).

location_pin_sphere_red Coca-Cola Millennial Voices, an internal employee group, helped win expanded parental leave at the beverage giant. Now a non-bargaining employee – regardless of sex – will get six weeks of paid leave for post-childbirth care. Coca-Cola had a six-week of paid leave program for mothers (under disability), but this sets a new structure while recognizing the role men have in the process.

location_pin_sphere_red Forbes has launched “Forbes Podcasts,” which is initially focusing on Millennial women in the workplace. Forbes is using Edison data in establishing the podcasts; according to the data, 18 percent of women said they’ve listened to a podcast in the last month, in 2013 it was 9 percent. The podcasts include one focusing on Latin women.

location_pin_sphere_red J.C. Penney Co. is launching Boutique+, a fashion brand for plus-size Millennial women. The line is  a private brand was conceived by Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton. J.C. Penney hopes private brands bring the company back to black against online shopping.

location_pin_sphere_red Here’s a helpful opinion piece about Millennials in the workplace. For once. The author deftly notes that the Millennial work ethic (a human isn’t made for cubicles) is merely an extension of the Generation-X work ethic. It’s a nice counter to yesterday’s fiery and finger-pointing New York Daily News piece.

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