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3 Mar 2016

Valentina Zarya, Fortune (USA)

The Best Thing Women Can Do to Close the Gender Pay Gap

A new study by professional services firm Accenture found that, if we double the rate at which women become digitally fluent, developed countries could see workplace gender parity by 2040—or 25 years sooner than the current World Economic Forum estimates.

The analysis is based on a combination of existing country-level published data and a survey of 5,000 women and men in 31 countries about their use of technology and career advancement…

…The researchers also examined how digital fluency affects the advancement of women in each country across three main categories: education (preparing for work), employment (finding and keeping a job), and advancement (how quickly they rise through the ranks)…

Being tech savvy has a positive effect on women’s career prospects, and the benefits for women are even more profound than they are for men…