A Future of Work that Works for Women

 Future of Work debate has been more centered on robots than on workers. The excessive focus on automation and technology’s potential displacement of jobs has neglected other trends that are also re-shaping the labor market as we know it. Digitalization and the gig economy, demographic changes and the associated care crisis, and the demand of … Read more

Bridging the Digital Divide: Infrastructure, Skills and Women’s Empowerment

Four billion people remain offline, excluded from the digital economy. Rates of internet access growth are stagnating. Short of realising its potential to empower and enable, the internet may be exacerbating existing inequalities. G20 states have committed themselves to bridging the digital divide (the Antalya Communique). It will not be sufficient simply to provide people … Read more

Empowering Women in the Digital Age

Digitalization offers a variety of opportunities for female empowerment and for a more equal female participation in labor markets, financial markets, and entrepreneurship. Currently, digitalization seems to favor female labor force that faces lower risk of being replaced by machines, as compared to male labor force. Women’s often superior social skills represent a comparative advantage … Read more

Women’s Economic Empowerment and the SDGs

The United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel (UNHLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) was established by then-UNSDG Ban Ki-moon in 2016 “to address the specific economic issues that affect women and to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its promise to leave no one behind.” His successor, António Guterres has … Read more

Educating girls and the marginalized in the digital and transformative innovation age: To make “Leaving no one behind” a reality

Realizing the full potential of individuals and human society requires eradicating gender inequality, broad marginalization, and discrimination; adequate policy measures are needed to ensure their realization. For technology and innovation to accelerate actions that address global inequalities and marginalization, especially those in developing countries, the teaching and learning processes should be transformative and based on … Read more

Overcoming Gender Disparity in Cybersecurity Profession

The workforce shortage and gender disparity in cybersecurity profession pose a greater risk to the digital economies from cyber adversaries. The global efforts and initiatives for women to pursue career in cybersecurity field tend to be lesser than men along with various societal barriers, which consequently result in their underrepresentation and underutilization in cyber industry. … Read more

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