In this powerful talk, Bridget Loudon explains why the binary nature of jobs and the current way we are working is not fit for purpose in modern times. She argues that some of our best and brightest minds are being systematically excluded from the workforce because they no longer wish to work in such a structured, hierarchical way. Bridget suggests the path forward is more flexible, project-based ways of working, where talented people can stay engaged in work that is right for them and businesses can engage the right talent, at the right time to get critical work done faster. Bridget believes we have a unique opportunity in history to make some changes to the way we work which will set us up for a more prosperous and inclusive future. Bridget Loudon is the CEO & Co-founder of Expert360 and is a passionate leader on a mission to create simple technology products that change our working lives for the better. Bridget grew up on a sheep farm in Ireland. She excelled academically, with her university scholarships and entrepreneurial spirit taking her to live and work in France, Hong Kong, Ireland, and most recently settling in Australia.
Bridget worked for Bain & Co in Sydney before the founding of Expert360 in 2013, at age 25, with a mission to create the technology platform that would allow companies to power agile, project-based workforces. Today, Expert360 is APAC’s leading marketplace and management platform powering the freelance economy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx