Women, Automation, and the Future of Work

Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 121

Time: 6/11/19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), together with JPMorgan Chase & Co., are hosting a briefing on Capitol Hill to present findings from IWPR’s comprehensive new report, Women, Automation, and the Future of Work. The report presents the first comprehensive gender analysis of the potential impact of technological change on women and men’s employment in the United States, with an emphasis on the likely effects for women, given the jobs where women predominantly work and the disproportionate share of home and family care done by women.

The briefing will include a presentation of key findings on the risk of automation for women and men, including by race and ethnicity, followed by a panel discussion exploring gender-aware policies that can build a future of work that reduces inequalities, improves economic security, and ensures that women and communities of color reap the many benefits of technological change.


  • Chandra Childers, Study Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  • Heidi Hartmann, President & CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  • Ariane Hegewisch, Program Director on Employment & Earnings, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  • Josephine Kalipeni, Director of Policy and Partnerships at Caring Across Generations
  • Jennie Sparandara, Head of Workforce Initiatives, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Eric Morath, Labor Economics and Policy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal (moderator)

This event is cohosted in cooperation with Congresswoman Lois Frankel. 

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