The rise of the Gig economy is one of the most transformative global economic trends in the past decade. In 2020, 59M Americans, or 36% of the U.S. workforce engaged in freelance work. 75% of freelancers who left an employer to pursue freelancing full-time report making the same or more income than when they worked a traditional job. Freelancers contributed $1.2 trillion dollars to the U.S economy in annual earnings in 2020, a 22% increase since 2019. The prevalence of freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs will continue to accelerate as more businesses transition to project-based frameworks in pursuit of organizational agility.
The Gig economy, once thought to be a short-term fad, is here to stay. But what exactly is the Gig Economy? And why should expert project management professionals, both full-time employees of an organization and independent consultants, understand this growing trend? Are organizations embracing outsourced project managers?
In this session, attendees will learn what the Gig economy is, what factors contributed to its rapid growth, and what project professionals can do today to stay ahead of the curve in our new world of work.
About the Instructor:
Rebecca Medina is the CEO and Co-Founder of TalentCheetah, an online talent marketplace for expert freelance project managers. She is a PMP® certified Project Management Professional with over 25 years of hands-on experience managing complex information technology portfolios, primarily in the telecommunications, technology and software industries. She is fluent in diverse development and project methodologies including Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, and Critical Chain.
She has extensive experience launching new Project Management Offices and leading senior program teams in the delivery of successful technical products and services. After working as a full-time employee for two decades, she transitioned into independent consulting, doing business as Mobile Program Management. Since her transition to freelance work, she remains passionate about raising awareness within the project management community.
Rebecca is an East Los Angeles, California native and former student of Jaime Escalante, the AP Calculus teacher featured in the movie “Stand and Deliver.” She relocated to Northern California to attend Stanford University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English. A strong advocate for community engagement and servant leadership, Rebecca has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Santa Clara County, a career counselor to economically disadvantaged women and an academic advisor to at-risk youth.
She resides in Silicon Valley, CA with her husband and young son Adam.
You can learn more about Rebecca at https://www.talentcheetah.com
Meeting Leader: Eugene Chen
PDU Info: 2.0 Strategic and Business Management
PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5.00
Veterans: FREE (Contact Meeting Leader for discount code.)
This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.
|Event End Date||05-25-2021|
|Registration Start Date||03-09-2021|
|Cut off date||05-24-2021|
|No. of Leadership PDUs||2.0|