Accenture Identifies Three Ways To Close The Gender Pay And Opportunity Gapby The Daily Eye Team March 30 2017, 5:38 pm
New research from Accenture concludes technology can help women advance at work and help close the gender pay gap. The report “Getting to Equal 2017” identifies several critical factors that affect a women’s ability to achieve equal pay as early as university. For example, young women lag in adopting new technologies quickly – 45 percent vs. 63 percent, compared with young men. There are gaps too in taking coding and computing courses – 68 percent vs. 83 percent. The findings are based on insights and analysis from more than 28,000 women and men in 29 countries. The report offers what researchers call three powerful equalizers that could reduce the pay gap by 35 percent worldwide and add $3.9 trillion to women’s income by 2030.