Women in Learning
Concurrent Session 6
Supporting awareness of gender equality and creating environments committed to a more diverse future is essential to the future of Higher Ed – join us to learn why.
COVID-19 has disrupted the workplace in ways we’ve never seen before – including Higher Ed. Many are struggling to do their jobs effectively and the boundaries between work and home have blurred. These disruptions have disproportionately impacted women, further intensifying issues they already face in the workplace. Now we risk losing women at all levels of the hierarchy. Recent studies have indicated that working mothers are three times more likely than men to discontinue work due to childcare demands. How can the Higher Ed and L&D industries combat the coming “she-cession”?
During this open dialogue, we will discuss strategies to support women in leadership roles, including:
Leveraging remote work as an opportunity to expand our female senior talent pool
Strategies on accelerating your career – even during a pandemic!
Creating the building blocks of a more empathetic workplace (“future skills”)
Overcoming gender stereotypes
Creating an allyship with men
Supporting women from ethnic minorities in learning