EY has announced a new partnership with SheWorks!, the cloud-centered tech platform which offers women access to flexible & remote employment opportunities across the globe.
The collaboration was officially announced at the Labor Inclusion session of the Women20 (W20) Argentina chapter, in New York City, this month.
EY intends to utilize the alliance in order to enhance and strengthen the SheWorks! platform, maximizing job possibilities for women across the gig economy. The initiative could stand to create 100,000 opportunities by 2020.
Speaking on the occasion, Julie Teigland, EY Regional Managing Partner for Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and EY Global Leader-elect, Women, Fast Forward, shared her thoughts:
"Leveraging the power of digital to attract more women to the global workforce is a key objective for EY as we strive for inclusive growth not only in the business but for society as a whole. Every year, millions of professional women leave the workforce because they cannot find the flexibility they need to balance work and life. We're excited to start this collaboration as we believe that SheWorks! is doing something exceptional in working to ensure that women and girls can increasingly benefit from the use of innovative technologies to join the workforce and they can play a role into the economic development."
Meanwhile, Silvina Moschini, Founder & CEO, SheWorks!, shared the plans for the way forward:
"At SheWorks! we connect the dots between online education, global employment opportunities and remote workforce management to enable women from around the planet to work in a way that works for them. EY's leadership in innovation, global scale and commitment to women economic empowerment will be instrumental for us to build the one of the largest professional network of female talent in the world and disrupt how the work is done. I know that by collaborating with EY we will build a future of work with inclusion and impact in mind."
Further, SheWorks! and EY will also endeavor to raise awareness on the role of cloud computing and digital in optimizing job roles and new positions for women, on the road ahead.