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Here is what the Study revealed:
Public perception has finally caught up---Women are as competent as men — or even more so.
86 percent of those surveyed believed men and women were equally intelligent
9 percent believed women were more intelligent and 5 percent said men were smarter.
Study challenges traditional claims that stereotypes of women and men are fixed or rigid
Further, the Study joins others in finding stereotypes to be flexible to changes in social roles
In 2018, nearly 76 M women participated in the labor force or were nearly half (46.9%) of U. S. workers.
See the original report on the Study,
Walmart is experimenting with monitored self driving delivery vans
Gatik’s self-driving Ford vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart
The company received approval from the Arkansas Highway Commission to launch a commercial service with Walmart
Will be delivering customer online grocery orders from Walmart’s main warehouse to neighborhood stores.
Walmart is using this project to capture data that will help to learn how best to integrate autonomous vehicles.
See more details about how Walmart is preparing to add AV's to Delivery model.
The logistics of the Last Mile Delivery Strategy are still developing.
Will it be drones, Cargo bikes, or still lumbering diesel powered trucks going up & down streets?
Perhaps it will be AI [Artificial Intelligence] that will be programming all of this new logistics.
UPS, USPS.and FedX along with some disruptors are working to deliver faster & cheaper
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View All The First woman to be AutoNation Leader
Cheryl Miller was the chief financial officer of AutoNation for several years.
Cheryl led several strategic initiatives for AutoNation in her career.
Initiatives included building partnerships with Alphabet's Waymo.
AN second-quarter earnings rose to $100.8 M, from $97.6 M,
Analysts were expecting $1.06 a share on revenue of $5.29 billion.
AutoNation's profits have been under pressure as U.S. new vehicle sales have weakened
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AutoWeb has created a new role of vice president of strategy & development
Mark Ugar was the senior VP of business development & strategic partnerships at YP Holdings. Held positions Hearst Corp. & Microsoft
What AutoWeb president, Jared Rowe, said about new position at AutoWeb
" Mark brings a wealth of experience in corporate development and strategic planning to AutoWeb,” . “He will oversee all of our strategic partnerships and manage corporate and business development initiatives across the organization.“
This role is imperative as our approach to partnerships needs to be retooled to ensure that we stay in front of the changing digital media and automotive retail landscape. Mark’s strategic planning efforts will ensure that we are continuously adapting to meet the needs of consumers and effectively compete for our clients’ marketing budgets,”
Mark's Assessment of new challenge:
AutoWeb’s digital marketing platform has proven to be a highly-efficient advertising solution for OEMs and dealers across the country.
Focus will be on AutoWeb’s business development efforts and revitalizing its strategic partnerships, while implementing the necessary strategic planning functions to ensure our platform remains at the forefront of the automotive shopping experience.
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