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What workers really want - and how it can bridge the gender gap: Reshma Saujani, Moms First

Forget snacks and gym memberships. Today's worker wants to know you value their family. When Reshma Saujani founded Moms First -- a movement to drive paid leave for families -- she already had a successful non-profit under her belt in Girls Who Code. But she quickly learned that advocating for moms and parents uncovers a host of structural barriers that hold back both women and families -- ones leaders can help overcome.

In a special conversation recorded at the 2024 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, she shared how leaders will need to focus on their teams' families to stay competitive and to bridge a host of gaps -- including gender pay gaps and labor shortages coming down the pike. She also shared how a special AI-powered tool her organization built -- PaidLeave.AI -- is helping thousands better understand leave benefits in New York State and showing how new technologies can expand opportunity in surprising ways.

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Hosted by:
Linda Lacina

Digital Editor, World Economic Forum

LeadershipGender InequalityArtificial Intelligence

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