For four years, Lean In and McKinsey & Company have studied the state of women.
Their findings are stark:
Women are less likely to be hired or promoted, and they are more likely to suffer everyday slights than men. These trends are having profound effects on companies: • Women are less happy and more likely to think about leaving their jobs. • The most talented people aren’t always advancing, and the best ideas aren’t always rising to the top. • Over time, fewer women are making their way into leadership roles.
Gender bias has a lot to do with this—which means employees who challenge bias can help turn these trends around. The business case for fighting bias is strong. More inclusive teams are happier and more productive. And companies with more women in leadership achieve higher profits.