This panel of senior leaders from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors will set the stage for the conference, and share perspectives of how women are faring around the world and the challenges they currently face.
Job openings and quit rates are at record highs. We know that care and economic circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have complicated matters for women to return to work, but women’s participation in the labor force has been on a continual decline in the U.S. since the late 1990s. What incentives can be used to bring women back into the economic engine? How can companies retain them? This session will explore alternatives like returnships, flex work, expanding career development, pay equity, and more.
The burden of unpaid child and elder care disproportionately impacts women and we know that women need to take care of themselves so that they can take care of others. The pandemic has greatly accelerated the adoption of technology in the care space. This session will look at innovations such as life-changing health technologies as well as reskilling homecare workers to ease the burden of care.
Global women’s health has traditionally been inequitable, under-funded, and under-researched, and yet the health and well-being of women greatly impacts the health and well-being of communities and economies. This session will examine the confluence of women’s health and business, including the importance of workplace initiatives that positively influence financial stability, family support, and emotional wellbeing, through the lens of two leading organizations in diverse industries collaborating to drive change.
According to McKinsey's Center for Societal Benefit Through Healthcare, the pandemic has disproportionately impacted the mental health of three important employee groups: mothers, senior-level women, and Black women. This session will explore this issue and what employers can do to advance women's mental health in the workplace.
Most women are familiar with being the only woman in the room, but Black women and women of color often face additional challenges and stereotypes that are compounded by bias and racism. What can companies do to enhance the intersectional experience of women of color as they navigate the working world?
Diversifying our talent pipelines in male-dominated areas can help shore up the labor shortage and provide companies with a competitive advantage. This session will explore how we can close the skills gap and reach young girls and women with a broad spectrum of exciting career paths in sectors where they are underrepresented.
The enhanced participation and leadership of women in civic and political processes is essential to prosperity both in America and around the globe. This session will look at how we can improve girls’ ability to engage in these important processes and grow the next generation of trailblazers.