Layla O’Kane is a Research Manager at Burning Glass Technologies, where she manages projects that use labor market analytics to further public policy. Recent research topics include understanding the career pathways available to vulnerable workers displaced by automation, closing the digital skills gap across workers, entrepreneurship, and career opportunities for military spouses, and the return on investment of industry credentials. Layla manages a team of analysts supporting external thought leadership, and has had the opportunity to present her work at conferences organized by the UN, OECD, APEC, and SXSWEdu.
Prior to joining Burning Glass, Layla was a Data Analytics Consultant at the Boston Women’s Workforce Council, helping Boston area employers work toward closing the gender wage gap. Layla has previous experience using behavioral economics to increase gender inclusion in hiring and promotions for local governments and international organizations. She has also worked in economic consulting with a focus on labor and antitrust litigation and merger review.
Layla holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.
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