Disproportionate Job Displacement

Toni Townes-Whitley, Microsoft

Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector and Industry at Microsoft, underscores the need for today’s leaders to think about how technology can magnify social ills even as it improves business. She cites World Economic Forum forecasts showing that, in the year 2020, the creation of digital jobs will disproportionately displace women because of their high numbers in labor categories that are ripe for disruption.