Mara Swan

Executive Vice President Global Strategy and Talent at ManpowerGroup. I'm a creative business executive with a passion for moving the business forward by ensuring the business strategy is clear, talent is aligned and systems are in place to enable flawless execution. At ManpowerGroup I have responsibility for Global Strategy and Talent (comprised of the strategy, marketing, human resources, thought leadership, PR , Comms and CSR functions) as well as our Right Management brand. ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN) is the world’s workforce expert, creating innovative workforce solutions for more than 65 years. As workforce experts, we connect more than 600,000 people to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day. I am passionate about driving performance. I also am passionate about enabling people to reach their potential through understanding and improving their learnability and employability. I am currently the Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Gender Parity and I am an active speaker globally on how to improve the representation of women in leadership.
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Is the future of work a man's world? 3 ways women can win

Posted by Mara Swan on May 25, 2017 at 11:14 PM

“This is a man's world ... but it wouldn't be nothing, nothing, without a woman or a girl.” So said James Brown in 1966 and there’s no doubt progress has been made around gender parity since then. These well-known words should seem outdated. But are they? Is the future of jobs a man’s world? The reality is it may be.

Today, technology is changing the way work gets done at an unprecedented rate and we are seeing the emergence of a skills revolution. Helping people upskill and adapt to a fast-changing world of work will be the defining challenge of our time, and one of the biggest impacts will be felt by women.

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Topics: Learnability, Gender Parity, Skills Revolution, Women in Leadership