How can more women become architects of the digital world?

Despite digital as a concept being gender-agnostic, the workforce that sits behind the design and execution, and implementation, has a bias toward men. It’s up to leaders and boards to be the architects of a new paradigm.

What should senior executives and board directors be asking to deliver the pipeline of female leaders that organizations and their boards need to deliver sustainable growth and make certain that women play an equal role in this transformational age?

In this episode of The Better Question, host Juliette Foster is joined by Sharon Sutherland, EY Global Center for Board Matters Leader, Sven Petersen, Partner, Egon Zehnder and Sara Conejo Cervantes, a young leader advocating for gender equality in AI.

The three guests discuss how technology can be put to positive use in advancing gender equality from the workforce right up to the boardroom, as well as what senior executives and board directors should be asking to deliver the pipeline of female leaders that organizations and their boards need to deliver sustainable growth.

Learning outcomes

  • Digital is agnostic but the industry behind it is not.
  • Women are under-represented in technology leadership roles and boards.
  • Change can come through creating leadership paths, supporting role models, an inclusive company culture and active encouragement of female students to pursue a career in technology and technology related roles.
  • Positive discrimination has a role to play.
  • Technology and AI can support talent management and create greater gender equality, through fulfilling the role of a management tool and holding leadership to account.
  • Ethics and accountability within AI will play a key role in how gender parity is achieved in the future.

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Presenters

Juliette Foster
Juliette Foster
Business journalist
Sharon Sutherland
EY Global Center for Board Matters Leader and EY Global Markets Strategy and Operations Leader

Podcast

Episode 07

Duration 17m 20s

In this series

Series overview
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How can more women become architects of the digital world?

In this episode of The Better Question podcast, host Juliette Foster and her guests discuss the connection between gender and technology, and how technology can help advance women all the way up to the boardroom.
Podcast

Episode 07

Duration
17m 20s

Presenters

Juliette Foster

Business journalist

Sharon Sutherland

EY Global Center for Board Matters Leader and EY Global Markets Strategy and Operations Leader

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Episode 06

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