As millennials increasingly represent a significant and growing portion of the global talent pool, they’ve become a powerful force within the workplace. Female millennials alone are estimated to form approximately 25 percent of the global workforce by 2020, according to a Price Waterhouse Coopers study. Recognizing the importance of that trend, SWE and DiscoverE are advocating for a large portion of that percentage to be focused on engineering and technology fields, where women are significantly underrepresented today.
With the portion of millennials in the workplace rapidly growing, employers are recognizing many benefits to having millennial representation in the office. For starters, millennials have been recognized as the most diverse generation. Having different employees from all backgrounds and walks of life offers an added layer to strategy and creativity. Millennials are also seen as extremely tech-savvy and socially connected. This is an added value to employers looking to stay at the forefront of marketing trends as we become a more digital world. Millennials also bring a level of commitment to the table. They strive for personal development and tend to be attracted to employers that offer learning and growth opportunities within the company.
To continue the conversation about millennials in the workforce, and in particular millennial women with careers in engineering and technology, the Society of Women Engineers and DiscoverE’s Global Marathon, a virtual event for, by and about women in engineering and technology, have partnered together to host a TweetChat.
DiscoverE started this conversation with women in E&T careers around the globe at the 2015 Global Marathon. Now SWE and DiscoverE want to hear more from millennials about what they want in their work environment, communication in the workplace and relationships with colleagues-things that can ultimately become the catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology careers. The conversation is a chance to share thoughts, ideas and insights on millennial misconceptions, workplace environment for the female millennial, effective communication in a diverse workplace, maintaining a work/life balance and other topics that inspire female millennials in the workforce.
Who should attend?
#FemaleMillennial professionals, female engineering and technology professionals, students.
Friday, June 19, 2015, 1 p.m. EDT.
Attendees can join the conversation by following along on Twitter via #AskSWE and by following @SWEtalk and @DiscoverEorg.