Session: Skills for the Future of Work
As the digital revolution continues to progress, the shortage of labor, global disruptions (COVID), aging society, accelerating climate change, a “skills gap” crisis is evolving affecting the future of work.
Everyone will be impacted, but women more significantly. Many jobs will be displaced globally (46% according to Mckinsey & 70% according to Manpower in Mexico & LATAM) and many others will be created, but the necessary skills will not be there. Many of today jobs, will not exist tomorrow.
There is an urgent need to continuously upskilling and reskilling ourselves and our workforce not only for women to survive in the workplace, but to properly lead the future of work.
Companies need to develop the skills and knowledge capability within their workforce to be able to drive this forward.
Take part in the conversation where the current skills gaps are being experienced and what some of the best practices are putting in place to bridge these requirements.
• What are the key drivers and impacts of the upcoming “skills gap” crisis?
• What are the necessary skills for the future of work?
• What are the best practices to develop the skills for the future of work?
• What is the recommended path to move forward? framework
• Start to shape your ideas for developing the necessary skills to lead the future of work.
- • What are the key drivers and impacts of the upcoming “skills gap” crisis?
- • What are the necessary skills for the future of work?
- • What are the best practices to develop the skills for the future of work?
- • What is the recommended path to move forward? framework
- • Start to shape your ideas for developing the necessary skills to lead the future of work.
Gladis Araujo is a Global business leader with over 25 years of success delivering continuous improvement, operational excellence and cost optimization on four continents in the end to end supply chain field (quality, testing laboratories, regulations, manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supplier development, planning, import/export, logistics, warehouse management, inventory management, digital transformation, sustainability, ehs). Experienced leader in starting up operations in new markets, merges, acquisitions, major re-organizations and turnovers, nearshoring via localization, re-localization and building/leading cross-cultural teams.
She currently works at Mattel Inc. as Global Quality Systems Vice-president driving the digital transformation for the company, nearshoring initiatives, and value networks. In Malaysia, she was responsible for the quality of Mattel core brands: Fashion Dolls (Barbie) and Die Cast Cars (Hot Wheels) manufactured in China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. She was also responsible for 52 global testing laboratories in the chemical, mechanical, and electrical fields. These laboratories are in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, United States, and Mexico. She also oversighted the development of new markets in India and Vietnam.
She has a bachelor’s in Chemical and Systems Engineering (Tecnologico de Monterrey), a master’s in Quality and Manufacturing (Tecnologico de Monterrey), a master’s in Organizational Development (Universidad de Monterrey), a master’s in International Management (Thunderbird University) and currently she is working in her dissertation for the doctorate grade in Business Administration in the University of Phoenix.
She is the founder and president of several non-profit organizations supporting her communities of women, girls, and children in Malaysia and Mexico. Mentor, trainer, and very active international master speaker in topics related to leadership, gender, sustainability, supply chain, future of work, future skills, digital transformation, quality, among others. Passionate people leader, lifelong learner, and determined to make things happen.
Gladis Araujo has been acknowledged by the Global Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia as “2018 and 2019 Top Women Inspiring Humanity Award” for her contributions to her communities and recently by the Tecnologico de Monterrey as 2021 Top Tech Woman Award in Transformational Power.