Investing in the Future of Work

Friday, 2 nOVEMBER


Location: Cambria



Moderator: Karina Storinggaard, Think Yellow

Conversation Starters:

Nicholas Davis, World Economic Forum

Daphne Kis, WorldQuant University

Linda Scott, DoubleXEconomy

Session Description:

The “future of work” is one of the biggest industry buzz-phrases at the moment and for good reason. Automation, digitalization, the gig-economy, the care economy, and other innovations and societal shifts are changing the fundamental nature of work and life. How do we make sure that women are positively affected by these changes and that we are not unintendedly creating a situation that is worse for women than for men? What is the role of investors and what do we want to be reinforcing?  


Karina Storinggaard

Karina Storinggaard

Nicholas Davis

Nicholas Davis

Daphne Kis

Daphne Kis

Linda Scott

Linda Scott

Karina Storinggaard is a marketer, advisor and SDG (5) advocate. Her purpose is to impact society by helping people and organisations transform & innovate. She is the cofounder of Think Yellow,, a company that envision a world where gender is no longer a question. She works part-time as the Swiss Managing Director of the digital agency Shape, which helps...

...organisations build new business models, transform and innovate through outstanding app development. She also serves as the chairman of the board of SportySport Aps, her family's retail company. Karina is originally Danish, has lived in the US, Hong Kong and since 2003 in Switzerland, where she today lives with her partner and their 2 children. She holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration and previously worked as Marketing Director for INTERSPORT International, MBT shoes, and drove the brand development of the athlete's foot. In the past years, she served as the President of the Professional Women’s Group of Zurich and was the Swiss representative of WeConnect International on a non-profit basis.

Nicholas Davis is Head of Society and Innovation and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Nick leads the Forum’s work on “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, focusing on how emerging technologies could disrupt industries, labour markets, societies and governments, and... technology can be used to empower communities to create a human-centred future. Nick is also responsible for the Forum’s global NGO, labour and faith communities. With Klaus Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, he is the co-author of Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, published in January 2018. Originally from Sydney, and previously a commercial lawyer, Director at Oxford Investment Research and the World Economic Forum’s Head of Europe, Nick is a Certified Professional Facilitator and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA) in the UK. He sits on the board of the IMP³rove European Innovation Management Academy and holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oxford.

...fervent advocate of responsive education and those who are modernizing our workforce for the future. She is also a co-founder of Litmus Health, a clinical data science platform focused on health-related quality of life. Daphne is passionate about global entrepreneurship opportunities for women. Having invested in and advised many women-lead companies, she serves on the advisory boards of Springboard Enterprise’s Tech Council, SheEO, and Mindshift Capital. She chairs the policy and communications committee and is on the national executive board of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, a 30+ chapter affiliate network that works to inspire young people and to expand their learning through the arts. With the help of over 4500 teaching artists, Young Audiences serves over five million children around the country.

Linda Scott is Emeritus DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford, and Senior Consulting Fellow to Chatham House, the Royal Institute for International Affairs. She founded, and is now Senior Advisor to, the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment and founded DoubleXEconomy LLC, a consulting firm specializing in women’s economic empowerment. Scott works with ...

...multinational corporations, international agencies, national governments, and global NGOs designing and testing programs to better include women in the world economy. Professor Scott was selected as one of the top 25 Global Thinkers by Prospect magazine in 2015. Linda is best known for her concept of the Double X Economy, a perspective that describes the global economy of women not just as consumers or workers, but as investors, donors, and entrepreneurs. The Double X Economy concept was also featured by a special Financial Times video series called, “Thinking Big” in January 2014. Professor Scott also founded The Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy. Many other world press vehicles, from The Economist to BBC, have covered Linda's research. In addition to her own blog, The Double X Economy, Scott has blogged for the World Economic Forum, Forbes, and Bloomberg on gender issues. She has written a book called The Double X Economy, which will be published in 2019 by Farrar Straus & Giroux in the US and Faber & Faber in the UK.