ULI Pittsburgh WLI Women In The Workplace 2020: Corporate America is at a Critical Crossroads


2021-02-26T12:00:00 - 2021-02-26T13:00:00

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    Join ULI Pittsburgh’s Women’s Leadership Initiative for a thought-provoking program based on the highly regarded McKinsey and Company Report, “Women In The Workplace 2020: Corporate America is at a Critical Crossroads,” on February 26th at 12:00 PM EST.

    Women in the Workplace is the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. In 2015, McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org launched a study to help companies advance diversity in the workplace. Between 2015 and 2019, close to 600 companies took part in the study, and more than a quarter of a million people were surveyed on their workplace experiences. Now, women in corporate America are facing a new challenge: the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Our guest speakers; Sara Bondi and David Baboollal, Associate Partners at McKinsey & Company, will share findings from the 2020 report - discussing how the pandemic has affected women at work, including the unique impact on women of different races and ethnicities, working mothers, women in senior leadership, and women with disabilities. We will also discuss the changes seen in women’s representation over the past six years, how COVID-19 could disrupt those trends going forward, and what companies can do to prevent backsliding on diversity.

    anupama jain, Executive Director of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission in the Mayor’s Office will join the conversation by addressing the current crises that are exacerbating existing social inequities, including gender-based barriers to work, financial stability, and representation of diverse genders in all sectors. Recognizing that it is crucial to acknowledge these barriers and develop systematic, sustainable interventions to forge an equitable new normal, Pittsburgh's Gender Equity Commission focuses on pay equity as a long-standing societal problem that every business and organization should commit to overcoming.



    Sara Bondi

    Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

    • Sara is an Associate Partner in McKinsey’s Pittsburgh office and leader in the North America Retail Practice. Her work focuses primarily on using advanced analytics & enterprise solutions to drive growth at retailers. She leads the Apparel Pricing service line within NA Retail. • Sara has a B.A. in Economics and Women’s & Gender Studies from Amherst College and an M.B.A from New York University’s Stern School of Business


    anupama jain

    Executive Director, City of Pittsburgh

    anupama jain is the Executive Director of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission in the Mayor’s Office. anu is also the founder of Inclusant, a consulting firm focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion that uses applied research and evidence-based strategies to offer cross-sector training. Since 2014, Inclusant has designed customized interventions for over 80 organizations in the greater Pittsburgh region. Formerly a full-time professor of literary and cultural studies for over a decade, anu taught courses on subjects such as utopian studies, postcolonial writing, and literary theory. She is the author of How to Be South Asian in America: Narratives of Ambivalence and Belonging (Temple UP), which investigates how the American Dream shapes the national imaginary and influences public policy. PhD: UW-Madison. BA: Bryn Mawr College.


    David Baboolall

    Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

    David Baboolall (they/them/theirs) is an Associate Partner based in the New York Office of McKinsey & Company David is a leader in McKinsey’s Private Equity and Principal Investors (PEPI) Practice, and advises PE sponsors and portfolio companies on strategy and M&A, predominantly serving the industrials sector, with a focus on exit support and diversity and inclusion transformation. Has led 35+ due diligences for corporate and PE clients David co-leads McKinsey’s DE&I service line for the PEPI industry globally, co-leads McKinsey’s global Anti-Racism and Inclusion efforts, and is one of the core founders of McKinsey’s Black Investor Professional Forum David has led numerous engagements across the investment lifecycle, including industry and target scans, diligences, and exit support