By Kelly Hoey
According to a World Economic Forum report released in January, 1.4 million US jobs will be disrupted by technology (along with some other factors) between now and 2026. And (yikes!) 57 percent of those jobs being disrupted belong to women. The upside to the “technology is eliminating jobs and industries” headlines? Most at risk workers would find better career opportunities, at higher pay through up-skilling or re-training.
If you’re already working for a technology company, an innovative startup or are a student looking to pursue a career in the technology sector of an established industry, all this disruption is just another opportunity. You likely consider yourself of creative and ready to adapt to the jobs market upheaval. But what happens when the role or function or industry being turned on it’s head is actually the one you’re in?
I recently attended the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), an annual gathering of women in technology. Actually, it is the largest gathering of women technologists (over 20,000 women attended this year’s event in Houston in case you were wondering where all the women in tech were). During GHC, I Click here to read entire article