The United Nations has declared March 8 to be International Women’s Day,
with the theme of “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for
Gender Equality.” Data show that 37% of women around the world
do not use the Internet, and 259 million fewer women have access
to the Internet than men. “If women are unable to access the
Internet and do not feel safe online, they are unable to develop
the necessary digital skills to engage in digital spaces, which
diminishes their opportunities to pursue careers in science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related fields.
By 2050, 75% of jobs will be related to STEM areas,” according
to the United Nations. “Yet today, women hold just 22% of
positions in artificial intelligence, to name just one.”
Learn what AOM scholars have found about gender inequities in the workplace.