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Dr. Tracey Wilen  

Prominent Thought Leader and Speaker on the Impact of Technology on Society, Work and Education

Dr. Tracey Wilen is a prominent thought leader on the impact of technology on society, work, and careers. A former visiting scholar at Stanford University, she has held leadership positions at Apple, HP, Cisco, and the Apollo Group.

Dr. Wilen has authored 11 books, including her most recent book,Employed for Life, 21st. Century Career Trends (2014), Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders (2013) andSociety 3.0: How Technology Is Reshaping Education, Work, and Society (2012).

She has appeared on CNN, Fox, and CBS News, and in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Forbes,the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. She frequently contributes to the Huffington Post, the Examiner, and the Christian Science Monitor, and weekly appears on radio shows across the US as an expert guest.

Dr. Wilen is a global speaker on the impact of technology on work, careers, and women’s leadership.

Dr. Wilen was named San Francisco Woman of the Year and honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business in 2012.

Speech Topics


Society 3.0- The Future of Work, Skills, and Careers in a Technology Driven World

Rapid changes in society and technology have changed work, talent management and employment. The modern workplace requires that individuals and firms both actively engage in workforce preparation for future employment to ensure personal, corporate, and national prosperity. This multimedia presentation focuses on the current forces that impact work and skills and careers. This visual presentation will illustrate how industries such as healthcare, media, manufacturing, automotive etc. have been transformed in a relatively short period of time with advice for both employers and employees. Key learning from the book "Society 3.0" are included.

Societal Changes - How globalization and societal forces have created a new workplace.

Technology Innovations - What technologies are changing the work, skills and careers?

The Future of Work – What will work look like in 2020?

Future Skills – What new skills are required in a digital world?

Evolution of Education- How do we shift from a classical world to a digital world?

The Future of You – How you can stay employed for life.

Gender and Generations drive new forms of leadership (Women Lead)

For future leadership, look to women and our younger generation. New research shows women outperform men on most executive competencies. Managers of both genders rate women higher than men on a wide range of leadership skills, including communication, collaboration, and problem solving. This multimedia presentation highlights findings from the new book "Women Lead", which includes interviews with 200 women leaders and surveys of more than 3000 male and female managers across multiple industries.

Participants will learn: Future Leaders – How work and leadership is changing, paving the way for new leaders.

Leadership - Why women leaders will lead the future of work.

Generations - How younger generations are driving new leadership practices in the modern workplace.

Gender - Why gender matters less and quality leadership means more.

Skills - What skills and attributes will help future leaders stay more competitive.

Business Negotiating- Why women are critical at the negotiating table.

Personal Negotiations- Women frequently note that they don’t like to negotiate for salary and promotions. Tips on creating your personal success.

Future - What steps women and men can take to become more innovative leaders.

Employed for Life

Rapid changes in society and technology have changed the workforce and employment. Today there are new pressures on workers to change the way they prepare and plan for modern day careers. These changes also require employers create work environments that ensure a qualified workforce. This multimedia presentation include highlights from the book "Employed for Life, 21st Century Career Trends". "Employed for Life" focuses on 10 trends that impact jobs and careers in a digital world. Using multimedia and current industry examples this speech can be customized to your unique workforce needs.

Topics covered can include:

Societal Changes - How globalization and societal forces have created a new workplace.

Technology Innovations - What technologies are changing the workforce and careers?

The Future of Work - How individuals and organizations can adapt to ensure a sustainable workforce.

Future Careers - How education, skills, and technical proficiency ensures continued employment.

The Future of You - Learn how you can plan to stay employed for life.

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