Women Are More Eager To Invest In Upskilling Than Men In India


Opportunities for upskilling are growing, and Indian female professionals are eager to take advantage of them through technology-based initiatives. One of the main conclusions of the Emeritus Global Workplace Skills Study 2023, which was published by the professional education company Emeritus, is this. According to Financial Express, 1,720 respondents were polled for the study across 20 Indian cities.

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According to the study, almost similar proportions of male and female workers (88% and 87%, respectively) were looking for possibilities to advance their skills through technology-based courses. Women in the executive suite are more likely than males to invest in education. Female CXOs are ready to spend an extra $1,500 on education over the following year, on average, than their male counterparts. The data showed a clear pattern that women are seeking leadership positions and establishing themselves as leaders in rapidly changing technology-driven enterprises.  

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According to the survey, female professionals prefer to devote more time to upskilling than their male counterparts do. They allocate four to six months, as opposed to two to three months for their male counterparts. The survey discovered that respondents—regardless of gender—cited boosting self-assurance, gaining leadership abilities, guaranteeing job stability, and staying current with business advancements as factors in their decision to upskill.

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The gender-based findings from the survey demonstrated the “remarkable enthusiasm” of female workers when it comes to upskilling, according to Mohan Kannegal, CEO, Emeritus, India and APAC. Furthermore, it is clear that women are eager to take on leadership roles in the tech-driven labour market. The data shows a calculated strategy, with women at different seniority levels investing a substantial amount of time and money to keep ahead in rapidly changing fields, according to Kannegal.

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