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Enough With the False Assurances About Women in the Workplace

By Areva Martin, Esq., Award-winning Civil Rights Attorney, Author, and CNN Commentator

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.”

Important gains. This idea repeats throughout the report even as it goes on to paint a dire and disturbing picture: Women earn promotions to managerial roles at far lower rates than men. Women of color lose ground at every step on the corporate ladder. Between entry-level positions and the C-suite, representation of women of color drops off by more than 75%.

Page after page of findings confirm the grim reality we already know. And yet, the top-line takeaway is about progress.

Read the full article HERE.

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