The Future of Work is Female: Young Women and the Changing World of Work

The Future of Work is Female: Young Women and the Changing World of Work

As a part of Youth Economic Opportunities 2030, IREX hosted a panel exploring  Kenya’s gender gap in a rapidly changing workforce.

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As technology expands career opportunities, it is also reinforcing inequities, as young women face barriers to access and inclusion in economic opportunities. This panel discusses the enablers, barriers, and opportunities for young women's participation in tech-enabled or tech-enhanced jobs as well as highlight innovative solutions led by young women to bridge the gender gap. They delve into the skills, training, education and roles that the public and private sector can play in creating equitable opportunities to ensure Kenya's future of work is indeed female.

Moderator:

  • Vivian Onano, Founder and Director, Leading Light Initiative 

Panelists: 

  • Elizabeth Mangéni, Senior Trade Development Officer; Ministry of Industry, Trade & Enterprise Development, Kenya
  • Fatma Abdalla, Youth Participant, IREX Skills for Virtual Gigs Initiative
  • Khadija Abdul, Startup Community Manager, Google Africa [on-site]
  • Nasreen Ali Mohamed , Founder and CEO, AFRIKAPU