Why Tech is the Future for Women at Work

A brave new world is coming, and with it, wrenching change as automation transforms the global economy. If women are able to adapt, they could be on a path to more productive, higher-paying (and potentially more satisfying) jobs. If not, the gender pay gap could widen, and women could fall further behind in the world of work. Tech skills will be core to a successful transition. In the automation age, workers will need to be more skilled, more mobile, and more tech-savvy. While not everyone will (or should) become a software engineer, almost every future job will need a tech edge. Drawing on extensive research from McKinsey Global Institute, this Focus talk will provide essential information on just what we need to do to ensure that workers are well equipped for the future of work.

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Kweilin Ellingrud

McKinsey & Company

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