Rise of the Robots: Friend or Foe for Women in the Future of Work

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Recorded On: 10/20/2020

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Studies show that companies with women on their leadership teams perform better—but how will the future of work affect the strides women continue to make? Among the factors that can result in gender inequality in the workplace, technology and automation pose the greatest peril. In this session, explore technology-based factors creating roadblocks for women and how you can remove those barriers at your company right now. You will also take away strategies that address the future of diversity and inclusion (D&I). According to the World Economic Forum, 57% of jobs currently filled by women will be at risk from technology advancements between now and 2026. Make sure your company can respond to new challenges, fuel innovation, and drive better business outcomes now and in the future because it has a comprehensive D&I plan in place.



Audra Jenkins

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Randstad Holding NV

Jenkins, as chief diversity and inclusion officer, is responsible for working with Randstad’s U.S. operating companies to further diversity strategies both internally and externally to elevate the diversity mission for clients and for Randstad overall. With more than 20 years of human resources, diversity, and compliance experience, Jenkins also helps run Randstad’s Hire Hope program, a program designed by Randstad to provide career readiness training and job placement services to underserved and at-risk women, which includes survivors of exploitation and trafficking. Prior to joining Randstad, Jenkins served as director of human resources for Acuity Brands Specialty Products, where she was responsible for managing human resources, recruitment, diversity, and compliance and served on the organization’s chief executive counsel board. Jenkins holds a master of business administration degree with a human resources concentration, and a bachelor’s degree in finance, from the University of North Carolina. A member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Jenkins’ credentials include a Certified Diversity Professional, a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, a SHRM Senior Certified Professional, and a Six Sigma Green Belt.


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