Heather E. McGowan

Future of Work Strategist, speaker and advisor


Heather E. McGowan

Heather E. McGowan is an internationally known speaker, writer, and advisor. McGowan prepares leaders to most-effectively react to rapid and disruptive changes in education, work, and society.

As a Future of Work Strategist, Heather has worked with diverse teams to address these challenges. Recognizing that business innovation begins with education, specifically learning faster than your competition, she has worked with university presidents and C-Suite executives including corporate human resources managers to prepare both graduates and workers for jobs that do not yet exist.

In addition to her regular Forbes contributions, Heather is often quoted in the media, notably by NYT columnist Thomas L Friedman for her insights into the Future of Work, McGowan also serves on the advisory board for Sparks & Honey, a New York-based culture-focused agency focused on the future for brands. In 2017 McGowan was recognized as the #1 global voice for education by the LinkedIn network.

Heather will be speaking during PCMA’s annual Convening Leaders in San Francisco January 5 – 8, 2020.

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