We know that women are underrepresented in leadership across the board in this country. In the 2018 Women in the Workplace study our suspicions were confirmed when we learned that across industries progress toward gender equity in leadership has stalled nationwide. The chart below shows that women make up only 22% of the “C-Suite” level positions in this country, with women of color drastically less represented than that at only 4%.
According to the NAWL 2017 Annual Report Survey, “for over a decade, approximately 50 percent of law students nationwide have been women, law firms have recruited women entry-level associates in proportion to their representation among law school graduates.” However, as in many male-dominated industries, we do not see the same proportion of women represented as equity partners in those same law firms.
Here are the facts:
Ocean’s 8 has a star-studded, female-focused cast.
Ocean’s 8 hit #1 at the box office, bringing in $41.5 million domestically opening weekend.
Most of the other things you will read about the film are based on opinion, and so is everything else I am about to say.
Calendars have flipped to April, which means that in addition to longer days and rising temps, we’re closing the chapter on Women’s History Month. However, we’re here to remind you that gender equality is not about a single day, or a single month—this year’s theme for International Women’s Day makes it clear that the Press for Progress is an ongoing call to drive change in ourselves, in our workplaces, and in our communities. The “hype” may have passed, but the need has not.
What are the signs that your organization might benefit from an organized women’s group? It might be a formalized employee resource group (sometimes called “ERGs”) or a more informal “affinity” group, but the needs typically fall into a few categories.