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Jonas Prising to speak at World Economic Forum

ManpowerGroup chairman & CEO, Jonas Prising, will take part in the "Progress Towards Parity" panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos today.


Prising will join panelists including Melinda Gates, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and Zhang Xin, Soho China.


Manpower says that Prising will offer the practical business perspective required to accelerate opportunities for women to progress into senior leadership, and address the impact of technological disruption on gender parity.


"Circular conversations won't shift the needle and achieve parity of opportunity for women in leadership roles," said Prising. "The business case has been proven, it's time for businesses to get practical. Leaders must commit to driving cultural change in their organizations, enabling and encouraging all women to fulfil their potential. We need to look beyond the percentages of women in the workforce and understand where they are and what they're doing.  Appointing more women into P&L roles, for example, will be critical."


During the panel discussion, ManpowerGroup will share the findings of its latest report, Seven Steps to Conscious Inclusion: A Practical Guide to Accelerating More Women into Leadership. Manpower says that the research identifies an entrenched male culture as the most significant barrier to gender parity, as well as the belief among millennials that they will be the generation to finally achieve equality of opportunity.

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