Digitally savvy women are helping to close the gender gap at the workplace. A new research report from Accenture, Getting to Equal: How Digital is Helping Close the Gender Gap at Work, provides empirical proof that women are using digital skills to gain an edge in preparing, finding and advancing at work.
While women still lag behind men in digital fluency in all but a handful of countries, improving their digital skills can change the picture. If governments and businesses can double the pace at which women become digitally fluent, gender equality could be achieved in 25 years in developed nations, versus 50 years at the current pace. Gender equality in the workplace can be achieved in 45 years in developing nations, versus 85 years at the current pace. Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and chief executive officer said. “There is a clear opportunity for governments and businesses to collaborate on efforts that will empower more women with digital skills — and accelerate gender equality in the workforce.”