Session: Leading the GenAI revolution: How Women in Senior Tech Roles are Bridging the Gender Gap
Women have historically been slower to adopt new technologies. As GenAI will be more critical to future job success, BCG surveyed 6500+ women and men across the tech industry in 5 countries to identify gender differences in GenAI adoption/ rollout and assess impact on advancement of women's career in tech. The session will primarily speak to the research findings on adoption differences across functions, tenure levels, and differences in GenAI rollout. Ultimately, high-level recommendations will be shared on how best leaders can support the needs of employees in the adoption of GenAI adoption across the company with an overall focus on gender equity.
- BCG has conducted large-scale global research on Generative AI’s impact on women in the technology industry and other industries
- While we will publish the results in March around International Women’s Day, preliminary survey results have been extremely encouraging. In contrast to previous studies that indicated that women tend to adopt new technologies slower than men, we see a dif
- As future jobs will be significantly disrupted by GenAI and the skills needed to succeed change, this early momentum in GenAI adoption for women will create huge new opportunities to advance women’s representation in technology industry
Neveen Awad is a Managing Director and Partner, and a key member of the Technology Advantage leadership team at BCG. She has been with BCG for 13 years. Her primary focus is on how digital, data, and technology can be utilized to empower businesses. She also leads the Women in Technology initiative in North America and is an active sponsor of the firm’s Women@BCG and Women in Digital initiatives.