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Livestream: Deanna Mulligan on "Hire Purpose: How Smart Companies Can Close the Skills Gap"

12:00pm sharp to 1:00pm livestream

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Speaker Series | Initiative for Women in Business

Date: Wednesday December 02, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Speaker(s): Deanna Mulligan, President and CEO, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America; Author
Topic: "Hire Purpose: How Smart Companies Can Close the Skills Gap" (Columbia Business School Press, Oct. 27, 2020)
Venue: Online. Rotman Events will email you the link to the livestream 1 week in advance.
Location: Online
Cost: $33.00 plus HST per person (includes 1 hardcover copy of "Hire Purpose" and the link to the livestream)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: Automation is no longer a hobbyhorse of futurists, but a pressing concern for the current generation of leaders in both the private and public sectors. In the next ten to fifteen years, work and life at every level of society are going to be transformed. Emerging technology will revolutionize nearly every job, eliminate some, and create new forms of work that we have yet to imagine. How can we survive and thrive in the face of drastic change?

Deanna Mulligan offers a practical, broad-minded look at the effects of automation and why the private sector needs to lead the charge in shaping a values-based response. With a focus on the power of education, Mulligan proposes that the solutions to workforce upheaval lie in reskilling and retraining for individuals and companies adapting to rapid change. By creating lifelong learning opportunities that break down boundaries between the classroom and the workplace, businesses can foster personal and career well-being and growth for their employees. Drawing on her own experiences, historical examples, and reports from the frontiers where these issues are unfolding, Mulligan details how business leaders can prepare for and respond to technological disruption. Providing a framework for concrete and meaningful action, Hire Purpose is an essential read about the transformations that will shape the next decade and beyond.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Deanna Mulligan is president and chief executive officer of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. She has held senior positions at McKinsey, AXA Financial, and New York Life Insurance Company, and is a board member of Vanguard. In 2019, Fortune named her one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

SERIES HOST: Rotman Initiative for Women in Business


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