The International Women’s Day theme for 2023, which is “DigitALL: Empowering Women in a Digital World” recognizes the crucial role that digital technologies play in advancing gender equality and empowering women in all aspects of their lives.
The “DigitALL” theme is a call to action to ensure that women are included in the digital revolution and that they have the skills and tools they need to thrive in a digital world. This includes promoting digital literacy and providing access to digital devices and internet connectivity, as well as addressing issues such as online harassment and the digital gender gap.
Technology has the potential to support gender equality in many ways for example;
Increased access to education: Technology can provide access to educational resources that might not otherwise be available to women and girls, especially in developing countries. Online courses, video tutorials, and educational apps can help bridge the gender gap in education. Our very own Assessment and Skilling Center was a front-runner as an eLearning solution at the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Remote work opportunities: Technology has made remote work possible, which can help women balance work and family responsibilities. This is especially important for women with young children or elderly relatives to care for.
Removing gender bias in hiring: Technology can help remove unconscious gender bias in hiring by using algorithms to screen resumes and job applications. This can help ensure that women are evaluated fairly based on their qualifications and experience.
The Q-Sourcing Servtec online recruitment system for example ensures that there is an equal opportunity for all to apply and subsequently be selected on merit rather than gender.
Empowering women entrepreneurs: Technology has made it easier for women to start and run their own businesses. Online marketplaces and social media platforms provide women with new ways to reach customers and build their brands.
Providing access to healthcare: Telemedicine and health apps can provide women with greater access to healthcare services, especially in areas where healthcare facilities are scarce. This can help reduce maternal mortality rates and improve overall health outcomes for women.
Overall, technology has the potential to support gender equality by providing women with greater access to education, job opportunities, and healthcare services, and by helping to remove gender bias in hiring and other areas of society.
We applaud all organizations and leaders that have taken a deliberate step to make digital possible for all, without bias. The management at Q-Sourcing Servtec also takes this opportunity to applaud the women who work with us on every single project, we appreciate you and commend you for your immense contribution to making us what we are today.