Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Co.
There is a growing consensus among top executives that gender diversity is both an ethical and a business imperative. Yet progress is painfully slow. Despite modest improvements, women are underrepresented at every level of today’s corporations, especially in senior positions.
Why is gender inequality in the workplace so persistent despite growing attention from business leaders and the media—and what should we all do differently?
Drawing on research conducted in partnership with Leanin.Org, Dominic Barton will talk about what makes this such a stubborn problem and what practical steps can be taken to translate top-level commitment into a truly inclusive work environment.
We are standing at a crossroads. A massive disruption of new, effectively exponential technology is sweeping through our economy just at a time when the economic, social and environmental costs of conventional growth are becoming ever more evident.
Disruptive technology is one of the defining economic trends of our age. What is the true impact of such disruption on the world’s economies, and does it have the potential to solve global problems such as low growth, inequality and environmental degradation? Why not seize this opportunity and make it a good disruption?
A Good Disruption highlights some of the huge costs that are at stake and argues that managing such disruption will be the defining business challenge of the next decade.