Women and Automation: How to Prepare for the Future Workforce

Presenter: Audra Jenkins, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Randstad US

In an age of rapid technological advances, robotics, AI and automation add another level of complexity to diversity. According to McKinsey Global Institute, 375 million workers will need to find alternative careers by 2030 as a result of these technologies, and 57 percent of jobs lost to automation are currently held by women. During this webinar, attendees will learn how these technological shifts are radically changing the skills employers need to succeed and what they can do now to set up their workforce for future success. By having a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy, businesses can extend their footprint in the talent market, drive increased revenue and fuel creativity. Join us as we share what businesses can do today to prepare their workforce for this shift.

As Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Randstad North America, Audra Jenkins is responsible for working with Randstad's U.S. operating companies to further diversity strategies both internally and externally. With more than 20 years of human resources, diversity and compliance experience, Audra provides clients across the organization with guidance for effective strategies in diversity, inclusion, veterans and compliance. Audra also helps run Randstad's Hire Hope program to provide career readiness training and job placement services to underserved and at-risk women, including survivors of exploitation and trafficking.

Audra holds a Master's in Business Administration with a Human Resources concentration, and a Bachelor's in Finance, from the University of North Carolina. A member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); she is also a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a Six Sigma Green Belt. Audra is known for her speaking engagements at diversity conferences and has published white papers in her area of expertise.