2020: A Pivotal Moment for Women in the Workplace

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

The events of 2020 completely turned corporate America upside down—from a global pandemic to social unrest, the workforce is experiencing unprecedented disruption. The impact from these events is alarming: McKinsey & Company and Lean In’s annual Women in the Workplace report found 1 in 4 women are considering downshifting their careers or stepping out entirely. Corporate America is at a crossroads that could undo years of progress. If masses of women leave, it will have lasting negative effects for decades. However, if companies make significant investments and build a more flexible and empathetic workplace, they could not only maintain but advance gender diversity in the long term. This session will explore how we achieve this goal and best practices for advancing women in the workplace.

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Jess Huang

McKinsey & Company

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