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.