This summary is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

McKinsey & Company analyzed the current state of women in corporate America and their workplace experiences.

Data and HR policies from 276 private, public, and social sector companies across the United States and Canada were reviewed. In addition, interviews of 33 women and nonbinary individuals and a survey of over 27,000 employees from 33 companies was conducted from May to August 2023.

Key findings include:

1.) Men held 60% percent of manager-level positions in a typical company, while women occupied 40%. 
2.) 23% of female respondents said their judgment is questioned in the workplace, 21% said others get credit for their ideas, and 21% said they’re interrupted or spoken over more than others.
3.) 78% of women who faced microaggressions in the workplace “adjusted the way they looked or acted” in an effort to protect themselves.
— Women who experienced microaggressions were 4.2 times more likely to always feel burnt out and 3.3 times more likely to consider leaving their company.
4.) 47% of female LGBTQ+ respondents and 49% of female respondents with disabilities said they tone down what they say at work to avoid being unlikeable.
5.) 36% of Black female respondents said they have to “code-switch to blend in with others.”

Read the original research here.

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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