Is AI Taking Over the World? Women Leaders Weigh In on How They See It Impacting Their Work and Life
The AI Transformation: These Intuitive Women Leaders on AI Revolution, and How They See It Impacting Their Work and Life
It’s difficult to fathom how much and how quickly artificial intelligence is changing our world. Picture this: by 2027, the AI market size is projected to hit a staggering $407 billion. This statistic alone shows how much AI is primed to impact the way we work and live in just the next few years. And for the following 26 women leaders, the question isn’t whether AI will take over the world—it’s about finding the best ways to embrace this technology revolution effectively and ethically.
No matter the industry or work you do, you won’t want to miss out on learning from their predictions on what the future holds for us, as well as the advice they have for working with—rather than against—AI. There’s no time like the present to dive into a world where AI transforms the way we think, work, and thrive.
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27 Trailblazing Women Offer Their Most Daring Predictions on How AI Will Transform Work and Life
CEO and Co-Founder of Evermeal Labs, empowering families with joy to solve cooking and nutrition challenges and achieve health and financial goals through meal planning.
My predictions: In these early stages of my venture, I’ve witnessed first-hand the incredible impact of AI in replacing various tasks, from copywriting and marketing to sales and design. What used to require hiring numerous contractors can now be efficiently handled by AI tools, allowing our small team to polish and perfect the work at lightning speed. However, it’s important to note that AI doesn’t diminish the significance of these roles. We still rely on our experience and expertise to synthesize the insights provided by AI. We exercise discernment to determine whether the outcomes are accurate and appropriate for the context, ensuring that the final product meets our high standards.
My advice: It is crucial to have a clear vision and intuition on how to integrate AI technologies. Starting with small-scale implementations, we must cultivate curiosity and constantly ask ourselves, “Why not?” By doing so, we can gain valuable insights into the potential and limitations of AI, allowing us to make informed decisions that align with both short-term goals and long-term strategies for our business.
Theresa L Fesinstine
Founder of Culture Markers, a consulting and organizational development firm dedicated to helping leaders cultivate clarity, collaboration, and connection.
My predictions: By automating routine tasks, AI frees HR professionals to focus on strategic initiatives. Streamlining routine processes lets HR leaders invest in initiatives like talent development, diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement, pushing organizations to new levels.
My advice: Successfully adopting AI to remain competitive, improve personal experiences, or both, necessitates a thoughtful approach. Firstly, fostering a learning mindset is crucial to comprehending and leveraging the potential of AI. Secondly, proactively adapting by refining human-centric skills such as creativity, critical thinking, and empathy that effectively complement the technology is imperative. Finally, harmonizing AI integration with upholding a healthy digital well-being, including setting boundaries that preserve personal lives and using technology as an enabler instead of a pervasive force, is paramount. By embracing AI with intentionality and balance, individuals can confidently navigate the changing landscape and thrive in a world propelled by intelligent automation.
Founder of My Write Hand Woman, a messaging consulting and copywriting business that empowers women-owned businesses with powerful words so they can scale rapidly.
My predictions: The rise of AI, specifically the evolution of ChatGPT, will change how we view writing. It will compress the timeline that it takes to write something. It will make solid B writing available to more people than ever. In my life and business, I’m seeing more clients feel confident that they can write their own messaging assets. In some ways that is great, as it democratizes strong writing for newer, bootstrapped companies. In the next one-to-three years, at worst, writing will be a less in-demand skill. But my personal opinion is the field of copywriting will change to embrace these tools and expand more into the strategic, human-centric side of copy.
My advice: Get comfortable with it. Learn the tools. I think it’s easy for people, especially creatives, to fear what AI has the potential to do to their work. But at the end of the day, AI is a tool—just like Grammarly or Canva. It doesn’t have the creativity that your empathy, humor, and past experiences have. By using AI to cut out the annoying tasks like outlining, basic research, and getting stuck on something, you can expand your writing and focus on sharing what’s uniquely you.
Chief Growth Officer at The Inlay, a startup innovation lab partnering with bold founders to get startups to market and accelerate growth from concept to IPO.
My predictions: I’m most excited about how AI can assist in rapidly generating and iterating on concepts, allowing humans to explore more possibilities and push the boundaries of innovation. While over the next three years many jobs will need to evolve in order to stay relevant, AI will also generate job growth by augmenting existing industries, enabling new roles that harness the power of AI in ways we can’t yet imagine. For now, I’m thrilled to redirect my brain power toward higher-level thinking and to leave the burden of menial tasks to the capable hands of AI.
My advice: I believe we absolutely can have a harmonious partnership between humans and AI. To do so, It’s essential for individuals to embrace AI technologies, actively seek opportunities to collaborate with AI systems, and invest in developing the skills necessary to understand, leverage, and augment AI’s capabilities.
Jenny Hanh Nguyen
Co-Founder and CEO of Y’OUR Skincare, a unique algorithm that’s driven by powerful AI and human insights to create a personalized regimen that targets your specific needs.
My predictions: Incorporating AI technology has significantly enhanced the productivity and efficiency of our team. We have been able to streamline processes, automate repetitive tasks, and gain valuable insights, allowing us to work more effectively and have more time to explore new ideas and higher-value tasks. I anticipate a significant transformation through the use of AI, akin to the impact that Google and the internet had on our productivity. Nevertheless, just like any tool, mastering its potential can greatly enhance our capabilities. It’s essential to be mindful of potential misuse and ensure responsible utilization.
My advice: Keeping yourself informed about AI and always staying open for opportunities to utilize it are essential practices when indulging in AI. However, specifically regarding data quality and privacy, we should respect privacy regulations and adopt the best data collection, storage, and usage practices to protect any personal and sensitive information.
Founder of Touchy Feely, a comprehensive wellness resource that helps highly sensitive and neurodivergent people overcome the stress of modern life.
My predictions: As the founder of a wellness company, I’ve anticipated an increase in both physical and mental health complications as people become increasingly disconnected from nature, their bodies, their emotions, and each other. Our bodies are not evolving as quickly as the world and technology around us, so our nervous systems are becoming more sensitive to our environment and the artificial elements within it. AI can both hurt and help our health—it can innovate ways to help us adapt and heal, and it can disconnect us further from what our biology needs. We will need to carefully consider how we are using this tool, and we will need to put support in place to protect and strengthen us so we can overcome the inevitable downsides.
My advice: Remember that AI is a tool and use it mindfully and responsibly. Get curious, explore, and don’t forget that, ultimately, its intention is to make life more beautiful and easeful. If you are finding that AI is adding stress to your life, adjust how and when you are using it and have compassion for yourself. AI is new, it’s revolutionary, and we’re all learning together as it becomes more prevalent in our day-to-day lives.
Monica M Rivera
Business and Marketing Coach at YOU WANNA DO WHAT?!, helping multi-passionate women build profitable personal brands and businesses around their passions.
My predictions: As a marketing professional and coach, I see AI as an opportunity to create more efficient businesses. Through the use of AI, I can convert a month of ideas into long and short-form content, social media posts, and email campaigns within a few hours. The days of staring at a blinking cursor or suffering from writer’s block are over!
My advice: AI is here to stay. It may look different than it does today, but with millions of daily users across industries, it has shown itself to be a needed solution in the marketplace. Learn about the available tools, experiment with strengthening your writing prompts and queries, and work with the technology.
Founder and CEO of Alcorn Immigration Law, obtaining U.S. visas and green cards for the world’s most brilliant founders and rapidly scaling technology startups.
My predictions: There are wonderful opportunities to create technology products that solve user problems and leverage AI tools to improve the user experience. AI helps us do things faster and better. For example, in the legal industry, AI has the potential to increase access to justice and actually help lawyers get more work, as more people will be able to access legal services that were previously priced out.
My advice: Popular generative AI tools can create text or images quickly. But it’s important to always check your work with a fine-tooth comb to ensure that everything you’re publishing is accurate and you’re willing to stand by it!
Head of Marketing at Position2, a growth marketing agency committed to helping companies thrive by delivering best-in-class digital marketing and creative design.
My predictions: As marketers, we hear that (insert any AI) will replace marketing in the next few months. I think we’re seeing, from a practical perspective, some of the more mundane tasks moving to AI. Take for example, using a generative AI to help organic marketers improve their ongoing SEO/SEM efforts or a marketing/sales team generating images for pitch decks. In the next couple of years, I’m hopeful that the furor finally dies down and we focus on better integrating AI into everyday business processes.
My advice: It’s always good to investigate new products and evaluate what they can do. In the end, we still need to focus on the business at hand and make sure that whatever shiny new ball rolling across the table is helping achieve those business goals.
Founder of The Goldenbrand, a digital haven specializing in photography, editorial content creation, and partnership for growing brands.
My predictions: While I don’t believe AI will ever completely replace the human-to-human connection that takes place during a photoshoot, I do appreciate how AI is bringing photographers, like myself, back from the brink of burnout. By embracing automated AI photo editing tools, I’ve not only gained valuable time back in my business, I’m also able to turn photos around quickly for my clients, which means they can capitalize on their investment much faster.
My advice: Don’t be afraid of what is waiting for you. Instead, be curious, stay open, and get familiar with what AI can do and offer in your industry. Having an understanding of how it can help you deliver better results for your clients, or streamline your processes, will ultimately leave you more time to innovate new ideas to differentiate your work even more.
CEO of The Rosewood Agency, helping heart-centered entrepreneurs increase their impact by creating life-changing transformational courses and programs.
My predictions: With the emergence of AI, the biggest changes I see to the online business space is that personal touch will be more important than ever. People no longer need to pay for knowledge but they do still need support, accountability, and community. I predict that in the next one-to-three years, there will be more hands-on support instead of knowledge-based learning.
My advice: You are so much more than what you know. Focus on being the best, most magnetic leader you can, tuning into your intuition, and sharing from your own experience. Nothing can replace you, the message, and the work you have to share with the world.
Owner of HQ Alchemy, helping founders and entrepreneurs gain back time, clarity, and momentum through operations strategy and support.
My predictions: As an operations consultant, I see more and more clients want to understand how AI can be incorporated into their overall strategy to drive down costs and increase efficiency. I believe it’s critical for service providers like myself to stay on top of the latest tech and find creative solutions involving AI to stay competitive. AI is no longer an edge for large companies with big budgets—small businesses have access to leverage its power and improve their profit margin.
My advice: Stay curious but cautious. Don’t jump on the latest AI trend because everyone else is. Really think through if that tool will provide a return on your investment or if you’re going to lose focus by following this path. Test new AI, but be just as ruthless with cutting it.
Founder and CEO of Chapter tOO, LLC, a business and talent optimization consultancy helping inclusion-minded leaders advance strategy development processes.
My predictions: It has already positively impacted my work, expediting content creation through real-time collaboration. In the next one-to-three years, advancements in natural language processing, machine learning, and robotics will dramatically transform industries, enhancing productivity and creating new jobs, while some roles may be eliminated. However, the challenge will lie in regulations struggling to keep pace with emerging ethical issues.
My advice: Embrace AI—it’s here to stay. Actively seek opportunities to learn and leverage AI technologies for professional growth, personal advancement, and protection.
Founder of Emilie Consulting, a niche consulting agency specializing in fragrance and beauty product strategy and development, helping companies in bringing their vision to life.
My predictions: As a perfectionist and English being my second language, I often find it challenging to get started on new projects as I carefully weigh every word and over-analyze my thoughts. Leveraging AI has been a great way for me to overcome this and jump-start my thinking process. In the coming years, I can see AI completely revolutionizing the way we work and live, with significant changes expected in automation, personalization, and decision-making.
My advice: I would recommend staying up to date on the latest AI innovations and having a comprehensive understanding of both the potential and limitations of AI in order to leverage it efficiently and meaningfully.
CEO of Rachel Rofe Enterprises, showing people how to create extra income using easy print-on-demand strategies.
My predictions: In the coming years, we will witness a shift from more mundane tasks toward a focus on continuous skill development and adaptability with people continually reinventing themselves. I think people will increasingly value unique experiences and there will both be a rise in the demand for improvisational work and a greater emphasis on emotional intelligence.
My advice: Accepting that there may be a lot of reinvention is going to be a big deal. Things are going to change faster and faster, and we’re going to have to lose the ego of who we once were.
Founder of Quimby Digital, a female-focused marketing boutique that specializes in social media marketing, paid media, and email marketing for revolutionary brands.
My predictions: Content creation has completely been transformed. You can now take ideas and flesh them out in a matter of minutes, turning them into actionable pieces of information to be shared with the world. AI isn’t going to necessarily replace jobs—it is going to enhance jobs. I’ve seen copywriters generate new ideas based on old copy and social strategist leveraging a tool to poke holes in their strategy.
My advice: Resisting AI is not the answer. It’s how you leverage AI in your current life that feels organic to you. Perhaps you use it to meal plan for the week, plan out the itinerary of a vacation, or write email marketing sequences for you to finesse.
CEO of Accents Inserts, adhesive shoe inserts that keep the slime and dirt out of your shoes.
My predictions: With advancements in natural language processing and machine learning, AI will continue to enhance its ability to understand and interpret human language. This will lead to further improvements in communication support systems and tools that can aid individuals like me in expressing themselves with greater ease and accuracy.
My advice: One of my core beliefs is that you should embrace a mindset of continuous learning and stay informed about new technologies. In an era of rapid technological advancements, understanding and adapting to change is essential for remaining competitive and relevant. How you adapt it into your life/work is your choice, but at least you will be making an informed decision.
Marissa Joy Pick
Founder of Marissa Pick Consulting LLC, providing strategic consulting focused on digital transformation, content marketing, social media strategy, personal branding, and more.
My predictions: The main advantage of AI is that it leverages data and incrementally improves efficiency, accuracy, and decision-making across a range of industries. Within my field specifically, AI has the potential to support content creators at every stage of the creative process. By automating tedious tasks and helping with idea generation, research, writing, editing, and optimization, AI can help content creators produce higher-quality content more quickly and efficiently. Into the future AI is going to continue to evolve and we must lean in and embrace it. It’s here to stay and only becoming more prevalent!
My advice: Change is hard, but we must learn to enhance the best of the changes and adapt and alter the worst. Lean in. This is here to stay, and you must embrace it to remain relevant as well as to have a competitive advantage.
Sustainability and ESG Content Strategist and Writer at Ideas On Purpose, a creative agency telling purpose‑driven stories at the intersection of business and society.
My predictions: In the world of sustainability communications, if the right ethical rigor and strong regulation are in place, AI can help both realms flourish separately and together. Right now, AI can help with data collection and analysis, which is extremely helpful for sustainability communications who often do the interpretations themselves. While AI isn’t a creative novice yet, it’s great at assisting in compiling information and literature reviews, almost acting as a brainstorming partner. My hope for the future is AI will be used in remote sensing technologies to provide more accurate and valuable data on environmental factors to help companies better monitor across geographically dispersed operations to not only report more accurately on it, but develop more creative solutions to act on the information.
My advice: The biggest issue with AI right now is around privacy. Whether it’s regarding your personal or company information, don’t share anything you wouldn’t want publicized.
Founder and CEO of The Conscious Publicist, LLC, a PR and media concierge raising the visibility and awareness of conscious leaders and organizations.
My predictions: AI has supported notable new changes to our creative content workflows, providing general guidance, assistance in generating ideas, and enhancing the quality of our work. In the next one-to-three years, the integration of AI into various endeavors, especially creativity, will likely become more pronounced. This integration will increase automation, improve creative decision-making, and enhance personalization. AI tools will become more sophisticated, supporting creative professionals in content creativity, data analysis, and audience targeting, enabling teams to focus on the more strategic aspects of their work.
My advice: When leveraging AI, remember to maintain the human element and view AI as a tool rather than a complete replacement. Avoid excessive creative reliance on AI and continue to value human connection, relationships, and collaboration for the unique contributions they bring that AI cannot imitate.
Founder and CEO of The MLG Collective®, a podcast public relations agency that works with entrepreneurs, authors, nonprofits, and advocates to share their stories that inspire.
My predictions: I foresee three groups: those who use AI for everything, those who use AI as a tool to help them with their current work, and those who will never utilize AI. The individuals who see AI as a tool to complement their work will see the benefits while also ensuring it doesn’t take over their job. There’s danger in solely relying on AI to the extent that even ChatGPT will tell you that it lacks personalization and human touch, as well as can include errors. I predict AI will need to sharpen its own tools and skill set in order to see greater growth, but that nothing can replace a human when it comes to original thoughts and ideas.
My advice: Use it sparingly. Do not rely on AI for anything, but view it as a tool to help you or to get you unstuck.
Product-Market Fit Strategist at Labs*: The Preseed Startup Blueprint, helping founders connect with customers in order to activate startup growth.
My predictions: On my video podcast, Make Sense, I’ve spoken with industry experts across retail, education, climate, HR, and finance about the growing role of AI-powered tools in each of our lives. Already, AI is helping us brainstorm, write articles, shorten emails, and repurpose content. One of my guests referred to ChatGPT as her “robot thought partner,” while another shared that, “AI will not replace us, but someone using AI will.” While AI is making a big splash in 2023 and I believe people who understand how to effectively use AI will have an advantage, we must remember that technology adoption moves slower in practice than it does in the media.
My advice: Embrace continuous learning and improvement. Technologies will continue to advance alongside our ever-changing culture and society, so it’s imperative for each of us to stay adaptable, agile, and open to new ideas.
Katharine Campbell Hirst
Entrepreneurship Coach at IdeaShift, catalyzing female business owners with entrepreneurship coaching, as well as strategy and communications guidance.
My predictions: To me, the most thrilling part of the AI revolution is the reduced barrier to entry to being a creator. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, author, or artist, even the briefest experimentation with new AI-powered tools makes it clear that writing, design, and building digital products has become significantly simpler and faster. We’re on the precipice of an explosion of creativity. I hope it’s a powerful antidote to some of the harder shifts many people are going to experience as the nature of work evolves.
My advice: As an entrepreneurship coach, I help my clients develop exponential growth strategies. Of course, now we’re talking a lot about AI. We’re harnessing new models of value creation where humans think and direct, AI executes, and we can be more ambitious about what we achieve individually and collectively. Our highest contributions will be rooted in our uniquely human capacity for wisdom and discernment, and, above all, our ability to harness inspiration and make something out of nothing.
Founder and CEO of Ossa Collective Inc., an inclusive advertising marketplace focused on connecting brands with female audiences.
My predictions: AI has had a tremendous impact on how we process information for Ossa. Using AI tools, we can evaluate podcast content’s brand safety and suitability. We can now assess the impact and quality of podcast ad reads to ensure our brands get the most impactful ads for their campaign investments. We will use predictive analytics using our campaign’s historical data to make more informed decisions about future campaign outcomes.
My advice: Stay informed about the newest advancements and capabilities. Consider how you can integrate AI into your business to make more informed and impactful business decisions while being mindful of any potential ethical or legal ramifications.
CEO of The Lane Collective, connecting future-focused startups with a customized dream team of growth strategy experts to help them scale.
My predictions: Startup marketing has already been transformed by AI, most obviously in content creation, including articles, videos, and social, but that’s the tip of the iceberg. Over the next one-to-three years, I expect to see a rapid commodification of knowledge; with it, the bottom third of the market will likely be replaced by AI. At the same time, professionals will be charged with embracing their humanity—with all the authenticity, experience, creativity, and community that entails.
My advice: If you’re not already using AI, get started today. Know that learning how to leverage AI effectively will require upskilling—the results it can deliver are directly related to the inputs it receives. Not sure where to start? Use AI to improve or automate any boring, repetitive tasks, or work that feels like it saps your energy. That’s a sure sign of an opportunity to free yourself up to focus on what you love.
Co-Founder and CEO of Learn Grant Writing, helping those looking for more flexibility build a meaningful career in grant writing.
My predictions: Perhaps the arena I’m most apprehensive about is how AI is allowing thought leaders and influencers to show up seemingly live when in reality, it is AI deepfake video content. I can see the appeal as a CEO not wanting to be live all the time, but obviously the political and social implications are mind boggling. I predict that there will be an inflection point in the next one-to-three years when AI goes from saving us time creating content to raising the expectation of even more brand-generated content.
My advice: While it feels like the technology is already getting away from us, it is truly still in a nascent stage. Observe when your relationship with AI shifts from openness to fear and guide yourself back to exploring AI with a playful, curious approach.
Co-Founder & CEO of Ladies Get Paid, where over 60,000 women learn to level up professionally, personally and financially.
My predictions: While we’ve seen many, many “transformative tech” busts the last few years, AI is the first where I’ve seen real, immediate, and materially valuable use cases, so I think the cat’s out of the bag on this one and AI is here to stay. There hasn’t been a single tool or innovation I’ve used in my 6 years of running a business that has unlocked so much value for me as AI has (ChatGPT and Midjourney to name a few). My workflow and output have gone up by orders of magnitude since I started integrating AI into my daily workflow.
There will be lots of battles around AI and safety, privacy, IP, art and content, but leveraging AI to streamline and automate business and operations functions, and eliminate low-value tasks will become the norm.
My advice: Don’t be afraid of intimidated of AI. AI is a tool you should be leveraging however you can to make yourself more powerful and effective. The best way to get started reaping the benefits of AI is to just start actively using AI. Look for every opportunity you can to leverage the technology. Once you start, the ways it can improve your life and your work will become very clear, and you won’t be able to look back! That being said, use your brain, and make sure you double check everything – basic media literacy rules still apply! Don’t forget to check out our FREE How to Use ChatGPT for Beginners Guide to get started.
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