The pandemic may be receding but the impact on women and their work continues to be felt, rippling out in unimaginable directions. New challenges are emerging, old challenges are evolving, and in many ways this vital dynamic between women and work has been irreversibly changed — “change” being the operative word.
According to Pearson’s Global Learner Survey, 68% of working women said the pandemic has made them rethink their career path. Further, 90% said they would take an action—within the year—to change careers, including searching for new opportunities, updating resumes, and submitting applications.
These trends, along with professional and personal insights from Pearson leaders, come to the forefront during a very special panel discussion at this year’s Women in Business Education (WiBE) conference happing June 2-4, 2022, on the campus of George Washington University.
WiBE is a global network that champions women’s leadership in business academia and Pearson’s Online Learning Services team are proud sponsors. Comprised of both men and women, WiBE members want to build greater diversity and gender balance at all leadership levels, specifically within the business school environment.
Conference speakers include Pearson’s Chief Diversity Officer Florida Starks and her colleague Joyce E. Davis, director of communications for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social impact, who will present research findings and engage in an interactive audience conversation titled, “Women, Work & What’s Next.”
“We'd like to have an honest conversation about how women are navigating the ‘new normals’ they are finding in the workplace. Of course, we'll dive into what the data tells us, but we also want to unpack the real-time issues working women are facing today,” said Joyce. “Our Global Learner Survey showed us that more than 80% of women took time during the pandemic for significant reevaluation of their lives and their careers. We want to discuss not only what they examined, but also what actions they are taking, especially for those women pursuing a business education.”
Now in its fourth year, Pearson's Global Learner Survey is the leading poll of learners on education issues in the world, offering a deeper understanding of trends in education and providing key data to help further discussions on many important issues.
Get more information and register for the WiBE conference.