In every industry, digital technologies are transforming the status quo. Now we have evidence that they are also bringing us closer to workplace equality. Workplace equality should be adequate motivation for governments to take a leading role in encouraging women to become more digitally fluent. Access to up-to-date technology and online collaboration tools is critical.
Research found that men continue to use digital technologies more frequently than women and are more proactive in learning new digital skills. Although men and women have the same level of digital fluency, they both embrace and use digital technologies to become more knowledgeable, connected, and effective. Women are better at using those digital skills to gain more education and to find work. The largest gaps between the digital fluency of men and women appear in Japan, Singapore, France, and Switzerland.
Recognizing the boost that digital fluency can have on everyone’s lives. Women should continue to develop and grow their ability to use the latest technologies, whether by using social media to grow their business networks or by signing up for online courses. Digital fluency in the workplace is a powerful tool for businesses to take advancements in narrowing the gender gap toward workplace gender equality.