Women in the Workforce Make a StatementBy Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Thu, 10/28/2021 - 15:53
Women made a powerful comeback in Mexico’s labor market, surpassing pre-pandemic employment levels in various states according to data from IMSS. In other news, female STEM leaders aimed to encourage young women to pursue fields in this field, while Mexico’s business sector committed to generating education programs to nurture tomorrow’s labor force.
Expert contributors reflected on the digital education while accounting for inequities and the importance of human guidance in education. On a macro scale, The Great Resignation has marked a large exodus of people from the labor market which might have serious implications for organizations in Mexico.
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Women, who were disproportionality sidelined from the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, have made a strong comeback and now surpass employment figures recorded prior to the global health emergency, reports the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS).
InspiraMET “Technology and Science for All” aims to connect leading women in STEM with girls studying at a secondary and high school level to close the gender gap and promote female participation in STEM fields in Latin America and Mexico.
The Mexican business sector reaffirmed its commitment to promote youth employability through active participation in co-forming a consolidated quality education system in the country. Microsoft, BBVA, AT&T and Intel recently generated educational programs and other projects in the country.
The potential of digital and blended education is exceptional, as it offers the possibility of maximizing the use of available infrastructure, a broader reach to impact millions of students and programs tailored to their needs and interests.
In the digital environment, the teachers’ role has become that of a facilitator who guides the student from a holistic perspective. In this sense, the human factor is essential in an environment increasingly influenced by data and algorithms said expert contributor Vanesa Marcos, Communication and Pedagogic Innovation Director, Global Open University.
Three percent of workers in the US resigned in August, according to figures from the Labor Department. In absolute numbers, this represents about 4 million people in an economy that currently has 10 million open jobs. It is clearly not a phenomenon exclusive to the US and could have serious implications for organizations in Mexico, explained expert contributor Jorge Ponga, Partner, Humanologo Consulting.