How will technology and societal development challenge our working life and what impact it will have on our jobs? According to the Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum “on average, by 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial to the job today”. That was back in 2016. Do we know more now in 2019? Are we prepared for what the report predicted? The following female speakers will address the latest trends and comment on expected developments in our daily working routines.

As Senior Vice President / Chief Marketing Officer for Atos Benelux & The Nordics, Marianne Hewlett is an experienced executive. She will share her interests in the Future of Work, that revolve around the technological and societal changes that will shape the manner in which employees conduct their work in the (near) future.

Professor at Technology University Eindhoven and Chair of the Human Performance Management Group, Prof. Evangelia Demerouti focuses on the processes enabling performance, including the effects of work characteristics, individual job strategies (including job crafting and decision-making), occupational wellbeing, and work-life balance.

Yvonne van Hest is the Program Director at Brainport Development and has (Inter)national Education & Labour Market Development as an area of interest. Yvonne’s talk will revolve around future work skills, lifelong learning and what role her organisation plays in their development in the region.

This edition was made possible by Female Ventures.