A NJ Transit bus driver is seen wearing a mask on April 27, 2020 in Jersey City, New Jersey. [Photo: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images]
The founder of Pipeline Equity discusses a coordinated response to the pandemic with Dr. Ilham Mansour Al-Dakheel, chair of the B20 Future of Work & Education Taskforce that will protect the most vulnerable.
What are the economic consequences of not taking a gender-sensitive approach to this crisis? What would such an approach even entail? How can we integrate advanced technologies and the future of work into our response efforts?
Those are a few of the questions that popped into my head after reading the B20, L20, and W20’s bold statement on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement urged G20 leaders “to do whatever it takes and to use all available policy tools to minimize the economic and social damage from the pandemic, restore global growth, maintain market stability, and strengthen resilience.” The call to action went further by requesting a coordinated, gender-sensitive response to the pandemic—one that sets the foundation for the future of work.
WOMEN, THE FUTURE OF WORK, AND COVID-19
To understand the rationale and data behind this forward-thinking statement, I sat down (virtually, over a conference call) with Ilham Mansour Al-Dakheel, PhD. A professional with more than 25 years of experience leading acquisitions, operational restructurings, and international joint venture arrangements, Mansour Al-Dakheel currently serves as chair of the B20 Future of Work & Education Taskforce.
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