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:
- 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