You might have seen the recent headline: Women accounted for 100% of the 140,000 jobs shed by the US economy in December. Some have referred to this COVID-driven phenomenon of women leaving the workforce as the “she-cession.” 
 
To explore the effects of this environment, and to ensure we understand how to reinvigorate progress toward gender diversity, equity, and inclusion, the IBM Institute for Business Value and the National Organization for Women (NOW-NYC) are hosting a Women’s Leadership Jam. 
 
Starting at 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday, 26 January and running continuously through 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, 27 January, the Jam provides a unique opportunity to engage in text-based conversations directly with women and men leaders, gender, diversity and inclusion subject matter experts and academics around key themes:  

 

1. 

Using technology to address bias and improve parity 

2. 

COVID’s impact on women in the workforce 

3. 

Impact of gender bias on women’s careers 

4. 

The role men can/should play as allies 

5. 

Women in STEM: The benefits of gender diversity 

6. 

Specific challenges for minority women 

 
Input from jammers will be analyzed by IBM’s Innovation Jam® AI-enabled technology - a proven management tool for driving innovation and collaboration. It can support hundreds to tens of thousands of participantsjamming across time zones with real-time chatallowing deep exploration of sub-topics.  IBM’s Innovation Jam uses Watson technologies for analysis, identifying recommended actions post jam and will gathermake sense and unleash the brainpower of thousands of people generating and evolving ideas around this critical issue. 

Register today for the Women's Leadership Jam and be part of the solution! 

For more information on IBM’s Innovation Jam click here or contact your IBM representative.