“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” – Sheryl Sandberg.
The value of gender equality in business is yet to be seen, and we need to make our efforts count and be heard to promote stronger business performance and to engage and inspire our colleagues, teams, sons, and daughters.
We may live in a developed country but, like others, the persistent gender gap suggests that solutions must be found and implemented.
Digital fluency, and the extent that people use digital technologies to become more knowledgeable, connected and impactful, is helping to close the gender gap and level the playing field for women at work.
While this is only one factor helping close the gender gap in the workplace there is growing evidence that it is a key factor and acts as an accelerator in every stage of our careers – both in our employment and education prospects, and increasingly important as women advance into leadership positions.
Accenture ran some research recently that ranked more than 30 countries in terms of digital fluency and gender equality. More than 5,000 people were surveyed about their use of digital technology, education, career and women’s advancement at their workplaces. Internet usage by country was also measured. The data examples how tech-savvy women are compared to men and how that technical/digital acumen is helping drive positive changes in education, employment, and career advancement.