Women More Friendly to Online Meetings

Stats from a survey that looked at gender differences in attitudes about virtual meetings.

Trying to decide whether online meetings would attract attendees in your association's industry? One important factor you might consider as you test the market is gender. A survey of more than 2,500 American adults conducted in January by online-meetings software provider TeamViewer and Harris Interactive showed that women are more likely than men to see benefits of attending meetings in cyberspace.

Percentage of respondents who agreed with the following statements about online meetings:

"They could save money in transportation costs."

Women:

78%

Men:

71%
"You don't have to waste time traveling to meetings."

Women:

77%

Men:

71%
"Online meetings are less nerve-wracking."

Women:

37%

Men:

26%
"People are less distracted."

Women:

22%

Men:

16%