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(Photo: McKinsey, Women in the Workplace) McKinsey’s “ Women in the Workplace” shows the depth and magnitude of the pandemic’s consequences on working women. (Photo: McKinsey, Women in the Workplace)

The path to complete gender equity in the workforce has been a long work in progress, especially for women of color, but trends have consistently bent in the right direction overall. Now, it seems, the pandemic has changed that.

Now, in a stunning, abrupt reversal, more than a quarter of working women say they are considering demoting or leaving the workforce entirely, a McKinsey study found, a figure researchers say would have been “unthinkable just six months ago.”

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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