Mercer’s third annual When Women Thrive session at the World Economic Forum explored how the convergence of new technologies and socioeconomic and demographic shifts are transforming labor markets and presenting both challenges and opportunities for businesses and the workforce. To drive innovation and growth, leaders are pursuing greater levels of diverse workforce participation — in which women play a critical part. The discussion between Mercer executives and leaders from Bank of America, Harvard Kennedy School, Unilever and SAP was rich with insights and actions for how organizations and leaders must respond in this environment of disruption. Our newest white paper includes insights from the session and outlines specific steps organizations should consider to minimize displacement and advance opportunities for women.
The expertise and key findings shared in our session and in Forum discussions throughout the week are differentiating the dialogue — in terms of gender, but also in terms of leadership, jobs, education, technology advancements and globalization. As we reflect on all we experienced at Davos — from the insights we’ve gleaned and the key actions we’ve identified, to the commitments and promises we’ve made — we are optimistic that organizations and leaders will demonstrate progress through taking the following critical actions:
This event was hosted in partnership with EDGE Certified Foundation. EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality.