Equitable upskilling is one of the sharpest arrows in our quiver that will increase the strength and velocity of our economic recovery. It sits at the nexus of Industry 4.0 acceleration, a declining population, and the she-cession. Without it, there is no “building back better.”
The key word here is “equitable.” We often talk about reskilling as a gender-neutral topic, but unless we apply the gender equity lens to initiatives to reskill our workforce, women will continue to be left behind. Our economy will suffer. After all, women make up 51% of the talent base. We need all hands on deck for our economy to flourish.