the research.

There’s no denying disruptive technology, automation and digital transformation will impact jobs and careers in the (very) near future. There is a crucial need for women to be active participants in what experts call the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. In a recent survey conducted in collaboration with research firm Ipsos Reid, we asked over 1,200 women from across Canada to share how they feel about workplace issues currently impacting their careers such as automation and skills development. Here are the main trends that emerged.

 

the impact of automation

impact of automation
impact of automation

68% of all survey respondents think men and women are equally at risk of job losses to automation

 

risks and perceptions

risks and perceptions
risks and perceptions

61% of Canadian women view themselves as risk takers and innovators at work

 

what do women expect from employers?

what do women expect from employers?
what do women expect from employers?

Women think out of the box. They are creative and compassionate and are willing to adopt new ways of thinking or doing things.

 

how to empower women to innovate

how to empower women to innovate
how to empower women to innovate

73% of women ranked the ability to adapt to new technology as the most important skill needed over the next decade. Though tech skills were deemed essential, soft skills such as collaboration and empathy were also ranked as must-have skills for the future.

 

future skills

future skills
future skills