In both my professional and personal life, people who know me know that I’m passionate about data analytics – for lots of reasons. From talent management, where businesses can use data from recruitment interviews to gain a strategic advantage in the competition for talent, to finance, where analytics can help intercept fraud, the benefits of data analytics are all around us. And, now, it can also play a powerful role in closing the gender gap.
According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Gender Gap Report, at the current rate, it’s going to take almost 202 years for the world to achieve gender parity. Could data analytics help to accelerate that process? The answer is a definite yes. I truly believe organizations can Press for Progress by collecting data and leveraging it to close the gender gap in these ways: