After feedback from my last two blogs about women’s equality in the workplace, I’m compelled to share some facts on how we are doing, and it’s not very encouraging:
As for how the U.S. does in a global context, “only six countries give women the same workplace rights as men, and the United States is not one of them,” Washington Post’s Samantha Schmidt recently reported. “Sadly, more than 60 countries scored better than the U.S.” Not only is the U.S. embarrassingly behind in its representation of women in positions of power and influence, it’s taken years of legislation just to draw attention to this shortcoming of the country the world sees as the most powerful.
Progress in this area is moving at a very small creep despite the rewards:
Statistically, a higher percentage of women involved in business is a smart, bottom-line strategy.
Please continue to share your thoughts and stories with me on this topic. Like the #MeToo movement, discussing the topic openly can only help the situation.