Dr. Kate Barker Selected as Top Chief Future of Work Officer of the Year by IAOTP

September 19 20:33 2023
Dr. Kate Barker Selected as Top Chief Future of Work Officer of the Year by IAOTP

Dr. Kate Barker, Chief HR Futurist and Future of Work Expert, was recently selected as Top Chief Future of Work Officer of the Year for 2023 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the industry.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself; only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations, and contributions to their communities. All Honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.


With more than three decades of experience in the industry, Dr. Barker is a distinguished Global Consulting Lead Partner & Board Advisor with expertise in the Future of Work. She is widely recognized as an authority in leadership and talent management and advancements in people and technology. Dr. Barker is also an International Strategic Advisor, and she has also worked with Fortune 500 companies and Governments worldwide, using her expertise in the ‘Future of Work’ insights, leadership and talent, human-centric organizational cultures, and innovative digital workforce transformation to drive progress.

Dr. Barker has established successful partnerships with Boards, C-Suite executives, international royalty, and government leaders at the highest level. She has played a crucial role in advancing some of the most significant industry trends that have a profound impact on the future of work. She has earned respect in various roles, serving as the Futurist for NEOM, a $500 billion Futurist-City project in Saudi Arabia, acting as a Senior Strategic Advisor to His Highness and the President of the UAE, working as a Global Consulting Partner at PWC in Asia and Ernst & Young in the USA.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Barker has received many awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her accomplishments. She has recently been recognized as one of the Global Top 50 Women Leaders, Global Top 10 voices on the Future of Work, and Global Top 100 Executive Coaches by various companies. This year she will be considered for the Empowered Woman Award and to be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. She will be honored at IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the NYC Plaza Hotel this December for her selection as Top Chief Future of Work Officer of the Year and will be featured on the famous Nasdaq Billboard in Times Square NYC during Fashion Week in September.

In addition to her stellar professional career, Dr. Barker is a highly regarded Executive Coach and in-demand keynote speaker who consistently captivates and inspires audiences with her visionary insights into the future of work and leadership in the digital era. Her engaging and thought-provoking presentations have made her a sought-after speaker for conferences, corporate events, and industry summits worldwide. She is also a prolific author, publishing articles on diverse topics such as technology disruption, innovative talent management strategies, inclusive organizational cultures, and workforce transformations. Her expertise has led her to speak at HR Summits and Executive Roundtables worldwide, where she has achieved tangible results with esteemed clients including Microsoft, Amazon, Deloitte, and Google. Dr. Barker also holds senior advisory positions at BCG, EY, and McKinsey & Company, further cementing her influence in the industry. Additionally, she serves as a Board Director for a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion.

The President of the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), Stephanie Cirami, stated: “Choosing Dr. Barker for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. Dr. Barker is inspirational, influential, and a true visionary and thought leader. We cannot wait to meet her and celebrate her accomplishments at this year’s gala.”

Kate is intrinsically driven to improve the world so she attributes her success to her perseverance, her work ethic, and the insights from her mentors. A seven-time marathoner, Kate loves to cook, dance and sing… despite her complete lack of talent at all three. 

For more information please visit: https://kategbarker.com/about/ 


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