Technology has always fueled economic growth, improved living conditions and opened up new and better types of work. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning mark the beginning of a radical change in the world as we know it.
Recently Ernst Young (EY), one of the world’s leading professional services companies, These include auditing, taxes and finance. shared a post in which he claims to have conducted a survey in the middle of a conference at EY and Henley’s Women in Emerging Technology Immersion Course There he points out that 100% of those questioned were enthusiastic about new technologies such as blockchain.
The publication describes the positive perspective of all participants, in particular the passionate activity in social networks around the event, and the results of a survey Delegates who showed that 100% of those questioned were enthusiastic about new technologies and wanted to learn more about them.
89% agreed that they could offer new opportunities for promotion and professional development. The note also reported on the potential that new technologies can offer women.
New technologies an opportunity or a threat to women?
With this in mind, the report highlighted the need for women to adopt these new technologies while using them to position their brands and careers.
Indeed, new technologies have great potential to influence the careers and livelihoods of women in different sectors and population groups, just like men do.
To find your way around the volatile labor market and take advantage of the many opportunities offered by new technologies, a way must be found to adapt faster.
This can be achieved by continually updating our skills and looking for alternative work arrangements that we can “run with the machine”. Whether we like it or not, a change is coming and the worst step of all is to ignore it.
So women have to stop seeing emerging technologies as threats and fully implement them.
Women are underrepresented in technology
However, it should be noted that women are underrepresented in technology. In Europe, although the situation varies widely from country to country, only 20% of women are in responsible positions in the industry, and in Silicon Valley only 3% of emerging companies are women-led projects.. In addition, women currently occupy only 20% of bot creation positions in major technology companies.
In addition, women do not get the benefits of AI, robotics, blockchain, or other new technologies due to a lack of participation or lack of participation.
As a result, women continue to appear to have greater difficulty expanding their businesses, brands, and careers. In order to break down traditional prejudices about gender roles, women need to be interested in science and technology at an early stage.
It was also known from the publication that EY had an initiative called “EY Women in Tech” make a difference immediately.
The key is to provide a support network for women from different contexts to connect with leaders who are actively influencing the future of the digital world and to immerse them in emerging technologies. and teach them leadership skills and strategies for career growth.