Gender impact

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How do I interpret the Gender Impact chart?

The Gender Impact chart represents the total impact of emerging technologies on the workforce (FTEs) and how this differs by gender. Due to the nature of most organisation’s data collation, gender identities are represented here as ‘female’ or ‘male’.

The chart is split into two halves (female and male) to enable comparison of tech impact between the genders. The outer light blue portion represents the proportion of aggregated FTEs that will be automated. The middle blue portion represents the proportion of aggregated FTEs that will be augmented. The sum of the light blue, blue and grey areas provides the total number of females or males in the workforce.

How is Gender Impact calculated?

Gender Impact is modelled by aggregating all job impact predictions across the workforce. The chart displays the total workforce impact proportionally by gender (in this case, ‘male’ or ‘female’).

How do I apply the insights from this chart?

The Gender Impact chart can be used to understand how the adoption of emerging technologies may create different impacts and opportunities for females and males. The Gender Impact chart can inform a gender-sensitive assessment of which jobs are more likely to be replaced or supplemented by emerging technologies, and how these technologies may reduce, maintain or increase gender inequalities between women and men. The chart can be used to evaluate, in a preventative way, where inequalities can emerge from technology investment.

Analysis can be conducted on particular sub-groups to understand how impacts from technology differ by gender, and how the career pathways of different gender sub-groups may be unique. The charts can also determine how technology investment can impact existing inclusion and diversity (I&D) targets. Tailored responses – such as additional engagement, communications and L&D investment, can be targeted towards groups whose roles are more likely to be automated or augmented.

How is the Gender Ratio on the insight
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The Gender Ratio presents a comparison of the risk of female to male employees. For example, if 200 female FTEs are predicted to be automated, while 150 male FTEs are predicted to be automated, then the ratio would be 1.3 FTEs : 1 FTE (1.3 females automated to every 1 male).

Why aren’t other gender identities available?

The Faethm platform does not currently capture additional gender identities on the Gender Impact chart, but is developing out the capability to do so.  In the interim, additional gender identities can be added as a custom filter.