Study: Women more affected by automation

There is no doubt that emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotic process automation are going to change the skills needed in the workplace.

A recent global report by McKinsey Global Institute showed that women may be more affected than men by automation. A summary of their findings:

Two women sitting at laptop
  • Women and men face a similar scale of potential job losses and gains, but in different areas.
  • Women’s jobs may be more prone to partial automation than being entirely displaced by automation.
  • Between 40 million and 160 million women globally may need to transition between occupations.
  • Women will need to be skilled, mobile and tech savvy to adapt.

“If women make these transitions, they could be on the path to more productive, better-paid work.” If not, they could be left behind.

Get a full copy of the report at: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/gender-equality/the-future-of-women-at-work-transitions-in-the-age-of-automation

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