Zoë Baird, CEO and President of the Markle Foundation, believes that the world’s economy is changing — and she’s right. Long gone are the days of the Industrial Revolution, and the tools that were created to address that difficult transition. We are now in the thick of a digital revolution and as a result, a “digitized” economy. The training people need to succeed is also shifting. We live in an economy that is foregoing the traditional and instead looking for skills-based knowledge and continued growth — regardless of whether or not you have a degree.
Zoë sat down with Allen Blue, VP, Product Management and Co-Founder at LinkedIn, at the latest LinkedIn Speaker Series to discuss how these transitions can be difficult to navigate not only for policy makers, but for you, me, our families, and everyone who’s looking to create a good life. They both provided insight into what the Markle Foundation and LinkedIn are doing to help people advance their careers.
While this new economy presents hurdles to overcome, like getting people the training they need and creating jobs, it also presents many of the solutions. In fact, Zoë shared that new insights from professional networks like LinkedIn can help educational institutions update their curriculum so that students learn the skills they need to qualify for open jobs. Yes, platforms like the one you’re on right now.