There's a lot of news right now about sexual harassment in Hollywood and other industries. This is a toxic problem that needs to end. To do that, we all need to see the problem clearly – and as our Women in the Workplace report shows, we have a long way to go. When it comes to how women and men see the state of women and gender diversity efforts, there are striking differences. One of the biggest gender divides is over how disrespectful behavior toward women is handled at work: men are 60% more likely than women to think such behavior is quickly addressed in their company.
This week's news shows how egregious behavior at work can continue for years and even decades in plain sight. We admire the courage of every woman who speaks out. And we all need to do far more to create workplaces where women – and all people – are safe and respected.
Nearly half of men think women are well represented in leadership at companies where only one in ten senior leaders is a woman. And just over half of women think women are well represented in leadership at companies where only about three in ten senior leaders is a woman.
@kimwarp shows us what equal representation really looks like.
If you need proof that a first grader can change the world, look no further than Ruby Bridges, who was born on this day in 1954. When Ruby was 6 years old, she became the first black child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in the South. She walked to school in New Orleans through an angry mob and surrounded by U.S. Marshals. One of the federal marshals who escorted her remembers, "She showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She just marched along like a little soldier. We were all very proud of her."
Less than 100 years ago, women in the United States didn't have the right to vote.
Today is #WomensEqualityDay, marking the anniversary of the 19th Amendment of 1920 which granted women's suffrage. Full voting rights for women of color would not be secured until the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Today we celebrate the generations of women who have carried us forward. And we recommit ourselves to working together to reach full equality. #LeanIn
Today on Black Women's Equal Pay Day, the Lean In community is teaming up with small businesses across the country to offer 37% discounts to represent the pay gap for Black women.
From pet stores in Chicago to photography studios in New York to popsicle shops in Atlanta, these businesses are coming together to show their support for equal pay. We've already heard from people who got a discount on their morning cup of coffee or on their fitness class to start the day.
This idea came out of a Lean In Circle in D.C., which has partnered with local businesses to offer discounts on Equal Pay Day for the past three years. We're proud to #LeanInTogether with our community across the country to highlight an issue that matters to all of us.
Last night, the Lean In Computer Science and Engineering Chapter celebrated the close of the #leaninterns program which connected 650+ engineering interns in the Bay Area. Congrats to all the future techies who created Circles this summer. We hope you continue to #leanintogether and encourage each other to do more, go further, and change the world.
Careers in computer science and engineering are great for women - the work is high-impact, flexible, well paid, and exciting. But female participation in these fields is plummeting. We're working to create networks of support for women in CS&E, and last night the Lean In Computer Science and Engineering Chapter hosted a kick-off event for our Lean IN-terns program, which connects CS&E interns in the Bay Area. This year, we have over 650 interns representing 190 companies. We can't wait to see what they achieve this summer. 🙌🏻🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿
#20percentcounts was inspired by @lean_in_dc, a Lean In Circle that has run this #equalpayday initiative for the past 3 years. We are so happy we got to work with them and other leaders this year to bring this campaign coast to coast. Talk about the power of women supporting one another. 🙌🏻🙌🏽🙌🏿
Tomorrow, Lean In Circles in 25 U.S. cities from Des Moines to D.C. are partnering with hundreds of small businesses to offer 20% discounts and special offers to recognize #EqualPayDay. Beyond excited to be working with our community to highlight an issue that matters to all of us. #20PercentCounts
Tomorrow is #EqualPayDay. On average, women in the U.S. are still paid 20% less than men. When you break the pay gap down by race and ethnicity, it is even worse: Black women are paid 37% less and Hispanic women are paid 46% less than white men. This pay gap penalizes women who work hard every day. It hurts our families, our businesses, and our communities. Every woman deserves to be paid what she's worth. Hit the link in our bio for the latest research about the pay gap.
We're joining forces with @LUNAbar, @lyft, @ProcterGamble, @salesforce, and hundreds of businesses across 25 U.S. cities to offer 20% discounts or special offers for #EqualPayDay. On average, women in the U.S. are paid 20% less than men--and Black and Hispanic women are paid even less. Women and families deserve their 20% today and every day. Show your support: #20PercentCounts