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Panel: The Future of Work is Here, Are you Ready?

  • Prince Philip House 3 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5DG United Kingdom (map)

Working Girls Network are delighted to be partnering with The Royal Academy of Engineering's Enterprise Hub to bring you an exciting panel discussion on the future of work.

About the Event

The event will bring together experts from the corporate sector and start-up world across multiple industries as well as skills and talent experts to examine how the world of work is changing and what it means for all of us.

So what do we mean by the future of work?

Advances in technology and automation are fundamentally changing all sectors of our economy. Commentators are heralding the time we're living through as '4th Industrial Revolution':

  • 50% of current work activities could be automated by 2055

  • 65% of children now entering school will hold jobs that currently don’t exist

  • 74% of people believe they need to learn new skills or retrain to be employable in the future

  • AI is projected to increase labour productivity by up to 40% and enable people to use their working time differently

  • 79% of executives agreed that the future of work will be based more on specific projects than roles

  • It's widely acknowledged that women will be disproportionately affected

Sources: WEF, McKinsey, Accenture, PWC

But it's not all doom and gloom because with change comes opportunity. We want to uncover how jobs are changing, what new skills we can all learn and how to make the most of the opportunities created by the rapid pace of change.

The Panel

  • Chair: Elspeth Finch, Engineer and Entrepreneur 

  • Shilen Patel, Innovator and Expert in Corporate-Startup Partnerships

  • Ellen Donnelly, Talent Expert

  • Two more panellists to be confirmed this week!

Earlier Event: 28 June
Summer Birthday Party