A new report by the World Economic Forum, titled “The Future of Jobs,” projected that the changing workforce landscape would impact women more severely than it will men.
For starters, in order to continue to increase the number of women being hired in the STEM sector, many initiatives would have to be doubled in order to match the speed of growth in the sector.
“As things stand, ‘women stand to gain only one new STEM job for every 20 lost across other job families, whereas the ratio for men is one new job for every four lost elsewhere,’” explains Cassie Werber in Quartz.
The report also explained that women will also be severely impacted because technology and automation are beginning to replace many office-centered jobs, which have been historically occupied by women.
While it’s nice to hope that the report is exaggerated or far off from happening, it’s also crucial for women (and people in general) to consider what can be done to equal the playing field in the meantime before things become dire.
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