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Women in the Workplace

The state of women in corporate America

About the study

Women in the Workplace is the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company have published this report annually since 2015 to give companies the information they need to advance women and improve gender diversity. Over the past seven years, we have collected information from almost 600 organizations employing more than 20 million people.

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Women in the Workplace 2021 key findings

Despite burnout, women are setting a new standard of leadership but going unrecognized—and that has dangerous implications for the companies that depend on their leadership.

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2015 - 2020


COVID-19 has been devastating for women at work

In 2020, Lean In and McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace study found that 1 in 4 women had considered downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce because of the pandemic—and mothers, senior-level women, and Black women were disproportionately impacted. Read the full report to learn about the challenges women are facing and the steps companies need to take to help.

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