Op-Ed: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Proves That You Can’t Keep a Great Black Woman Down
I recently wrote an Op-Ed in Ebony discussing the brilliant legacy of Black women breaking barriers and their persistence and unflappability in the face of criticism, and the nevernding onslaught of those trying to keep them down and to maintain the status quo. I examine the barrier-breaking and the criticisms through the lens of my
As women, we’ve been encouraged to proudly and boldly take our seat at the table. But what happens when the door is locked, and we can’t enter the room with the table? What does it say when women take a seat at the table but aren’t given the chance to own that table? What does this say about women? What does it say about our value?
The pandemic and its ripple effects woke up many people to the fact that they weren’t as happy as they’d thought in their jobs. They discovered there were things missing in their corporate environment, from support and flexibility to trust and autonomy.
McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org released their annual report, Women in the Workplace, in late September. The report’s summary opens: “A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, women have made important gains in representation, and especially in senior leadership.”