International Women’s Day: 2 experts say flexibility for everyone would make workplaces more equal
The new digital economy, accelerated by automation and the pandemic, requires new skills.
By 2025, 149 million new digital jobs will be created – many of which can be done remotely. The flexibility of online learning and remote work will open up employment opportunities for women on a global scale, as many look to fit work and learning into their lives, instead of the other way around.
Our research suggests gender gaps in online learning narrowed during the pandemic globally, even as the gender employment gap widened. 50% of new registered learners on Coursera in 2021 were women, up from 45% pre-pandemic. Many countries, particularly emerging economies, saw a dramatic increase in online education participation among women year-over-year.
International Women’s Day: 2 experts say flexibility for everyone would make workplaces more equal.