Heather E. McGowan

Future of work strategist, adviser, and thought leader


McGowan works with university presidents and C-Suite executives to prepare graduates and workers for jobs that do not yet exist. The frequent keynote speaker is a Forbes contributor and serves on the advisory board for Sparks & Honey, a culture-focused agency that “helps global organizations understand and take advantage of accelerating change.”

In order to create a society and workforce that can learn and adapt to rising technological capabilities as well as the global human talent cloud, We must free ourselves from a definition derived from one occupational self and instead define ourselves through purpose. Purpose, passion, and curiosity are the necessary motivational drivers we need to fuel the essential lifelong learning and adaption the future of work requires.”

Heather E. McGowan
LOCATION: New York, NY
TOPICS: Future of Work, leadership, diversity

More info: heathermcgowan.com

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