The Troubling News About Black Women In The Workplace

Style Magazine Newswire | 11/9/2018, 8:25 a.m.
A new study by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. paints a troubling picture about the treatment of black women in ...

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A new study by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. paints a troubling picture about the treatment of black women in the workplace. According to the Women in The Workplace 2018 survey, women of color are not only significantly underrepresented, they are far less likely than others to be promoted to manager, more likely to face everyday discrimination and less likely to receive support from their managers. The researchers surveyed 279 companies employing more than 13 million people and talked to 64,000 employees on their workplace experiences. More than 90% of the companies polled said prioritizing gender and racial diversity leads to better business results. Yet only 42% of employees surveyed said they see gender diversity as a company priority and only 22% see racial diversity as a company priority. What’s worse, according to the U.S. Census bureau, while a full-time working woman earned about 80 cents for every dollar a man did, full-time working black women earned only 67 cents for every dollar.