Nationally known Gig Economy expert to give free talk

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A nationally recognized expert on the nation’s growing Gig Economy will speak at Virginia Western Community College on Monday evening, March 5th in a free public presentation.

Diane Mulcahy is the author of the book “The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want.” Five years ago, she created and began teaching an MBA class on the Gig Economy at Babson College in Boston, where she is an adjunct lecturer. The class has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes in the U.S.

WHAT:      Nationally recognized Gig Economy expert Diane Mulcahy

WHEN:      6 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2018

WHERE:     Whitman Theater, Virginia Western Community College campus (

COST:        Free, RSVPs requested at

MORE:       Mulcahy will be signing copies of her book from 7:15-8 p.m. and books will be available for purchase

In her 2017 book, Mulcahy offers practical professional and personal strategies and practical exercises for people considering independent work in the Gig Economy. She provides insights to consultants, contractors, freelancers or part-timers – anyone seeking a more lucrative, secure and balanced life that doesn’t rely on a full-time job with one employer.

Mulcahy has contributed to Harvard Business Review and been interviewed by PBS, NPR, Reuters and other media outlets, and she frequently speaks at industry conferences and universities all over the world.

Mulcahy’s presentation at Virginia Western is made possible by a grant from Building Entrepreneurial Economies, an initiative of Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development.


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