Stephanie H.

Stephanie H.

Writer and occasional contributor to Gen Z Insights

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Purchasing as commitment: How brand values matter to Gen Z

When it comes to the future, Gen Z is hopeful but uncertain. In part two of our series on Gen Z and the future, we explore how Gen Z’s outlook plays a key role in their purchasing decisions—and what this means for brands.

What does the future hold for Generation Z?

Gen Zs have mixed feelings when it comes to what lies ahead—both for themselves and the world. We explore what this means for brands in a two-part series.  

An inside look at how Gen Z students shop for household essentials

For most Gen Zs, going off to college means being independent for the very first time. We asked them how they shop for common household goods now that they're on their own. Here's what they said.  

Gen Z women across the globe are standing up and speaking out

A recent study shows that a majority of Gen Zs feel empowered to shape the future. Here are two examples of how the women of this generation are making their voices heard.  

Gen Z chooses 'head over heels' love over financial stability

Gen Zs are practical. But as the only generation that values love more than money, they remind us that happily ever after isn’t about the commas in your bank account. It’s about that feeling of butterflies in your stomach.

Gen Z is ready to put a diamond ring on it. But only if it’s man-made.

For Gen Z, conscious consumerism doesn’t apply just to fashion and personal care, it applies to luxury items like diamonds as well. Some prudent brands are taking note. The result? What used to take 3 billion years now takes two weeks. Yes, we’re talking about lab-grown diamonds.

A sneak peek inside one Gen Zer's makeup bag

The beauty industry has been growing like crazy, fueled by a crop of independent brands that Gen Zs adore. To understand how Gen Z discovers new brands and what they look for in cosmetics and skincare products, we asked a Gen Z what's in her makeup bag. Here's what she said.  

Gen Z and the standout moments of 2018: Here’s what they said

2018 was a big year for Gen Zs. We asked them to recap the personal and political moments that mattered, in their words. Their response is illustrative of the trends that define this generation.  

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