The Milken Institute Global Conference is an annual convening of global leaders in government, finance, health, academia, and philanthropy. Centered on the theme “Chart a New Course,” we will examine the disruptions and innovations brought on by the global pandemic, social crises, and economic hardship.
We will tackle tough topics with purpose-driven leaders who are shaping a more equitable future. Hear from these change makers and leaders who are making a difference.
We will share evidence that values drive value and highlight actions that create better opportunities for more people—especially those shut out by the pandemic.
Jimmy Etheredge, our NA-CEO, convened an executive panel focused on Women, Work and COVID: End the she-cession and return women to the workforce. Emmanuel Acho, Sports Analyst & The New York Times Bestselling Author, moderated the panel. Guests include Dee Poku-Spalding, Founder and CEO – The WIE Suite; Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder and CEO – Landit; Rachel Thomas, Co-founder and CEO – LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org; and Angela Williams, President and CEO – United Way Worldwide.
About: Women lost their jobs or left the workforce at significantly higher rates than men during the pandemic and have encountered more long-term barriers to reentry. As a result, this economic era has earned the nickname the “she-cession.” We outlined the social issues the pandemic has exposed and explore ways that employers can provide equitable skilling and meaningful employment to help women return to work. Let’s reverse the trend.