The Gender Dimension in the Digital Transformation of Business in Latin America and the Caribbean

This study aims to analyze the role of women in the process of the digital transformation of business in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through different sources, it presents the consolidation of unpublished data on the current scenario of gender gaps in the digital transformation of business in the region, the discussion of public policies and the proposal of recommendations in the public and private sectors. Among the main conclusions, the publication shows that the perception of the existence of the gender digital divide is high, as well as the perception that women bring differential value to entrepreneurship. Access to financing is considered the main barrier faced by women entrepreneurs in the digital field and the high burden and family responsibilities they assume are the most common reason why women do not undertake on a larger scale in this field. The study shows the perception that investment in digital businesses owned by women is lower than that obtained by businesses owned by men and notes that two thirds of the countries in the region do not consider gender as one of the cross-cutting pillars of their digital public policies.


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gender gap, digital transformation, business
Research & Publications
Last Update: 08/23/2022