Girls in STEM Careers. Philadelphia is quietly leading the way on advancements in technology, education, and female empowerment. These three areas are uniquely intertwined, and each is helping to move the others forward.
One of the primary reasons these align so well is because the future of work is changing. A generational shift toward a tech-enabled workforce is creating opportunities for new innovators to emerge, and Philadelphia is rapidly stepping to the fore.
A recent report by the Brookings Institution identified the natural innovation district that stretches from Comcast’s headquarters in Center City to the research and innovation taking place at Penn, Drexel, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and elsewhere in University City.
The size and competency of the city’s technological workforce are critical to attracting employers and launching new start-ups. Indeed, a high-quality workforce was one of the key requirements that attracted Amazon to put Philadelphia on its current shortlist of possible sites for a second headquarters, which would add 50,000 jobs.