Accelerating gender parity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: an agenda for leaders to shape the future of education, gender and work

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This paper argues that the current moment offers a strategic win-win opportunity to proactively enhance gender equality and prevent widening gender and skills gaps. To navigate the uncertainties and new opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, all sectors need to increase diversity within their talent pools and their leadership. In order to make the most of this moment for improving business performance in high-growth sectors and supporting progress towards gender parity at all levels of employment, it is critically important to understand the barriers hindering parity across...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Equity; Employment; Workforce development; Management

Keywords: Workplace change; Workforce planning; Equal opportunity; Equal treatment; Diversity; Occupation; Barrier; Strategic planning; Human resources; Talent management; Future

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum, 2017

Physical description: 15 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 129.242

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