Decent jobs post COVID-19
COVID-19 is expected to cause massive economic disruption which leads millions to lose their job. In particular, low-skilled, informal, and migrant workers are most at risk of being displaced through this looming recession and the technological transformations of work.
In this panel, we invite entrepreneurs, innovators, changemakers to share their experience, perspectives key insights and the opportunity.
Erin’s intrapreneurial journey started 15 years ago in Banking and Financial Services in Australia. Erin’s experience across Innovation, Leadership & Culture Change now helps individuals and organisations to explore and create Organisational Transformation change both internal to their organisations and within their communities. Erin is an Academic with Torrens and Canberra Universities MBA Leadership and Innovation, Mentor and Catalyst for the League of Intrapreneurs in Melbourne. Erin can speak 2 language English, Portuguese and is learning Italian.
Founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore, the World Toilet Organization, the World Toilet Day initiative and Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) Hub. In 2001, he received the Schwab Foundation award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2007, Jack was elected a Fellow of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, and also became one of the key members to convene the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance. Jack was named one of the Heroes of the Environment for 2008 by Time magazine] He also founded the BOP HUB and a series of social businesses and startups. He is now constructing a 65,000 sq ft World Trade Center for the Poor in Singapore to coordinate an effort to transform the 4 billion poor into a massively efficient marketplace to end global poverty.
With over 20 years’ experience delivering innovation and consulting programs, projects and services with multi-sectoral clients from higher education, industry, start-ups, accelerator hubs, government and research agencies, Jacyl is the Global Director of Innovation and D- Lab at GHD Digital, a global professional services firm with 10,000+ people and 200 offices worldwide. Jacyl has a BA, LLB, LLM and a Masters of Enterprise and has several board/advisory appointments. In 2019 she was awarded Microsoft Executive of the Year as part of The Women In Digital annual awards. She was also the 2018 scholarship recipient from Chief Executive Women and the Harvard Club of Australia to study ‘The Future of Work in the Digital Age’, delivered by Harvard Business School. Prior to GHD Digital, Jacyl was Director Engagement at the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Connect- a capital and cultural transformation project creating an innovation district on the former Royal Women’s Hospital site. She has been a strategic adviser, corporate lawyer, Supreme Court Judges Associate, worked abroad and founded several start-ups in international education and in recreational fishing.
Jose Mari Luzarraga
Cofounder, Lecturer & Researcher at LEINN & Mondragon Team Academy – ASHOKA Fellow, founding director of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy at The New School in New York City. Jose Mari is also an Advisory Board Member at DOT S.coop, DOT S.coop is an international business transformation and design firm focused on social intrapreneurship and sustainable living habitat design, merging East & West through design and human-centered tools. In collaboration with The Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy at The New School in New York City (USA) and MONDRAGON Co-op and Gizpuzkoa (Spain), Jose Mari is launching a new course for people who are determined to launch dignified digital platforms that offer decent work, members of cooperatives or startups who want to transition their enterprise to a platform cooperative. This course equips people to succeed as cooperative platform entrepreneurs in the fast growing gig economy. It gives learners the opportunity to analyze and get involved with a generation of young leaders that is experimenting with innovative power-building strategies that are rooted in cooperative ownership of digital platforms.
Cofounded the first coworking center Xindanwei, led many innovation ecosystems and platforms in China, the Netherlands, Australia and Southeast Asia including the China Australia Millennial Project. A move from China to Singapore started her pursuit in poverty alleviation, education and inclusive innovation and joined the Base of Pyramid Hub as director . A co-founder of the School of Gumption, Liu Yan also supports UNDP, DUKE Corporate Education, Hyper Island and THNK Creative Leadership School with co-creation, experiential learning and innovation solutions. Liu Yan is the author of Coworking Manuel. In 2012, Liu Yan was a Keynote Speaker at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford and in 2013 and 2014 a key note speaker at Amplify Festival and Vivid Festival in Sydney. Liu Yan is also featured as a regular speaker at several TEDx conferences on topics such as “The Future of Work”, “Social innovation” and “Social entrepreneurship”.
Co-Founder and Managing Trustee,Industree Foundation. Indian member,World Economic Forum Building Responsible Value Chains. The Schwab Foundation/ World Economic Forum declared her the Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year for India in 2011, and L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Award 2012 in the Social Impact category. She was also declared Women Change Makers Fellow in 2013 by Womanity Foundation and won the FKCCI Outstanding Women Entrepreneur of the year 2015. She is also an alumnus of Social Impact International, the Global Social Benefit Incubator, Santa Clara University, USA, the Harvard Executive Program, and a graduate of the Art and Science of Systems Change Program of the Harvard Kennedy School.