Heather McGowan

Heather McGowan believes that the future of work is learning. Recognized as the 2017 #1 global voice for Education on LinkedIn media network, Heather is an internationally known keynote speaker, writer, and thought leader. McGowan prepares leaders to most-effectively react to rapid and disruptive changes in education, work, and society. As a Future of Work Strategist, Heather recognizes that business innovation begins with education—specifically, learning faster than your competition—she has worked with university presidents and executives to prepare both graduates and workers for jobs that do not yet exist. Her clients range from start-ups to nonprofits to publicly traded, Fortune 500 companies, including Autodesk, Citibank, The World Bank, Emerson Collective, AARP, and BD Medical. Often quoted in the media—notably by NYT columnist Thomas Friedman—for her thought leadership in the Future of Work, McGowan also serves on the advisory board for Sparks & Honey, a New York-based culture-focused agency.