Women and the gig economy: “Every job you have is essentially the last one”
A recent Marketplace-Edison Research Poll found that only 39 percent of gig workers are women. While there are more men than women in the overall workforce, the disparity worsens in the gig economy. So we gathered a group of women with different gig economy experiences to chat with us about the gig economy.
On whether they consider themselves gig workers
“Absolutely. Every job you have is essentially the last one. I work from job to job to job. I basically do anything from four to seven voice-over sessions a day. When they’re done, you’re working on trying to market yourself so that you have more sessions the next day.” — Kelley Buttrick, of Athens, Georgia, a voice-over actor for over 15 years