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Women and the Future of Work

Capitalising on best practice in the changing workplace

London |
Speakers include:
Brooke Masters

Brooke Masters

Financial Times

Overview

Closing the gender gap is a critical component of sustainable development and at the heart of Goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a global agenda for change that aims to achieve its targets by 2030. Since the gender gap goal was set in 2015, progress has been made in building strategies to close this gap and there has been increased focus on delivering equality for women in the workplace. But what concrete progress has been made? What does it mean for women in the world of work? And how can advancing women’s equality improve global growth?

At the same time as gender equality has risen up the agenda, the world of employment has been changing, with new technologies such as artificial intelligence revolutionising the workplace, reshaping what we do and the skills we need. McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) estimates that even today, using current technology, nearly 50 per cent of the activities people are paid almost $15tn in wages to do in the global economy have the potential to be automated. Such trends will have an impact on the future of work, but will they affect women differently than men?

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fallback Add to my Calendar 07/03/2019 18:30:0006/03/2019 20:30:00trueWomen and the Future of WorkClosing the gender gap is a critical component of sustainable development and at the heart of Goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a global agenda for change that aims to achieve its targets by 2030. Since the gender gap goal was set in 2015, progress has been made in building strategies to close this gap and there has been increased focus on delivering equality for women in the workplace. But what concrete progress has been made? What does it mean for women in the world of work? And how can advancing women’s equality improve global growth?At the same time as gender equality has risen up the agenda, the world of employment has been changing, with new technologies such as artificial intelligence revolutionising the workplace, reshaping what we do and the skills we need. McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) estimates that even today, using current technology, nearly 50 per cent of the activities people are paid almost $15tn in wages to do in the global economy have the potential to be automated. Such trends will have an impact on the future of work, but will they affect women differently than men?Women-and-the-Future-of-Work043710066b056e5d48e1869818dfe087MM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 3rd Jul

  • 6:30pm
    Welcome drinks
  • 6:50pm
    Opening remarks
  • 7:00pm
    Discussion commences
  • 8:25pm
    Closing remarks

Chair (1)

Brooke Masters

Brooke Masters

Comment and Analysis Editor
Financial Times

Brooke Masters was appointed Comment and Analysis Editor for the Financial Times in 2018. Previously she was an Assistant Editor, Companies Editor and Chief Regulation Correspondent. In the latter role she covered the UK Financial Services Authority and worked with reporters around the world to cover global financial regulation and white- collar crime cases. Prior to this, she was the City Correspondent covering banking, stockbroking and asset management with a secondary focus on London’s international competitiveness. Before that she wrote for the Lex column and served as a senior business reporter in the FT's New York office covering the intersection of law and business.

From 2002 to 2006, Ms Masters reported on Wall Street and white-collar crime for the Washington Post and followed New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's various investigations. This led to her 2006 book, Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise of Eliot Spitzer, which was published in both hardback and paperback editions by Henry Holt. Ms Masters spent an additional 13 years at the Washington Post in Washington and Virginia, covering criminal justice, education, and politics. She has also written extensively about espionage, capital punishment and terrorism. Ms Masters graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in History. She also earned a Master's of Science in Economic History with distinction from the London School of Economics.

In association with (1)

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

Venue

The Langham
1C Portland Pl
Marylebone
London W1B 1JA

United Kingdom


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