6 apps for the female boss
Here’s how to step up your work game, ladies
It doesn’t have to be a man’s world – at least not in business. In the UAE, women make up 59 percent of the workforce and 66 percent of the government sector, meaning we’re a step closer to having gender equality in the workforce in the UAE. To speed up the process, here are six apps for the female boss who is looking to further her career. Humin: This app is plain genius – at least we think so. Humin helps you find contacts you once met, but did not get the chance to save details for. It tries to collect information from connections you already have on your phone, either through social media platforms or location. It also brings up mutual acquaintances that you two might have, so it is good for networking. Beem: Just because you’re a boss does not mean you forget about your beauty routine. It just means that you need a quick and efficient way to get it done fast. Beem helps you book last-minute ‘emergency’ beauty appointments anytime, anywhere. You select several preferred time slots and locations and BEEM finds you options to choose from. Expensify: This is really two apps in one. First, it helps you manage finances and track expenses in a user-friendly manner by allowing you to add pictures of receipts and charts. And second, it allows you to book flights and provides you with live flight updates. It’s especially great for businesswomen whose job requires a lot of travelling. Betterment: Men are not the only ones who need to think about financial goals. Women do too, and Betterment helps them do that through a series of organisational options. It also allows you to invest in stocks and bonds. Wunderlist: Apps that help you organise deadlines, errands, tasks and meetings are musts for every female manager. Wunderlist is one of those apps. It has a colourful display that makes getting work done slightly more fun and interactive. It also allows you to use hashtags to find files easily. Wrike: Woman bosses are leaders of their teams, so a team progress tracker such as Wrike will come in handy. Through custom charts and organisational options, Wrike allows you to track how your team is progressing and what they need to do to progress further. You can use programs such as Word and Excel in the app.