A new "Women in the Workplace" report from McKinsey and Company and LeanIn.org finds "almost no progress" in gender equality since 2015, with women "underrepresented at every level" of corporate America. But you can't blame women for falling behind, as the report pours water on some old claims, like women are more likely to leave their jobs to start a family or are less likely to negotiate salaries.
The lack of progress is on clear display in Boston — where The Boston Club's latest numbers show 10 of the top 100 companies do not have a single woman director or executive officer, sixteen have all-male boards, and 47 have no women in executive office. So what do businesses need to do to bridge the gap?
Jim Bradue was joined by Shirley Leung, a WGBH contributor and interim editorial page editor at The Boston Globe; Victoria Budson, executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government; and Celia Richa, vice president at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.