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The Fast Company Impact Council, an invitation-only group of corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and other leaders from across industries, gathered on June 30 to share their reflections on recent trends and events. Like other leaders in this current moment, they are grappling with a global pandemic, outcry over social injustice, and a volatile economy.
In this roundtable discussion led by editorial director Jill Bernstein, top executives discussed Educating the Next Workforce. Participants were (in alphabetical order) Ana Bakshi, director of the Oxford Foundry at the University of Oxford; Rachel Carlson, CEO and cofounder of Guild Education; Abby Falik, CEO and founder of Global Citizen Year; Laura Ipsen, CEO of Ellucian; Tom Kolditz, director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University; Brian McCarthy, partner at McKinsey & Company; Alexandra Stanton, CEO of Empire Global Ventures; and