UNGC CEO Roundtable: A Gender Equal Future of Work

Governments, business leaders and international organizations around the world have been increasingly focused on the ‘future of work’. Avasant’s Chairman & CEO, Kevin S. Parikh, was invited to participate in the UNGC’s CEO Roundtable: A Gender Equal Future of Work to discuss the future of work and the opportunities and risks it brings to global progress towards gender equality .

This event was designed to enable a candid discussion focused on advancing progress on gender equality in the context of future work trends, with a focus on technological change and the digital economy, and feature practical examples of strategies to mitigate risks and advance gender equality, namely the importance of committing to targets for women in leadership positions across the talent pipeline, and to commit to regular gender pay gap audits to ensure equal pay for work of equal value.  Leaders at the table helped cascade the conversation globally by publicly committing to the two Gender Equality actions within the “SDG Movement” – a Global Impact Initiative run by UN Global Compact to drive company action on in setting and reaching ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership across business at all levels.

Event Overview

On the side-lines of the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the UN Global Compact and Champions of Change gathered global Chief Executive Officers championing gender equality to reflect on how businesses can guard against exacerbating inequality in the future of work and discuss how the private sector can take advantage of the current disruptions to accelerate progress towards a gender equal future of work, within the STEM industry in specific.

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About Avasant

Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible client-based solutions.

Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal.

Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

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