Zara Osterman | January 31, 2020
McKinsey’s comprehensive study “Women in the Workplace 2019” reviewed data collected since 2015, the first year the report was prepared. That’s data from almost 600 companies and more than 250,000 people surveyed on their workplace experiences in the area of gender diversity.
Among the report’s conclusions: On the positive side, an increasing number of companies see the value of having more women in leadership. But on the negative — women continue to be underrepresented at every level of corporate management.
The University of Notre Dame Ethics Week 2020, hosted by the Mendoza College of Business, will present a comprehensive discussion of gender diversity during its weeklong conference titled “Women Lead.” The events take place Monday, Feb. 10, through Friday, Feb. 14, in Commons C in the lower level of the Stayer Center for Executive Education, just to the south of Mendoza on the Notre Dame campus.
Speakers include leaders and executives such as Carolyn Y. Woo, former dean of the Mendoza College of Business; faculty members active in diversity efforts and courses; and current Notre Dame MBA students who are leading an initiative to promote professional development for women at Notre Dame.
Organizers said that although considerations of ethics are part of the curriculum and programs of the Mendoza College of Business throughout the year, Notre Dame Ethics Week provides a dedicated opportunity for members of the Mendoza community to gather and explore timely themes.
“In the wake of headlines on topics from #MeToo and male allies to debates on the promise and pitfalls of ‘leaning in,’ students, faculty and community members who attend will hear from a diverse group of scholars and business people who have meaningful insights and are making contributions toward more inclusive workplaces,” said Jessica McManus Warnell, an associate teaching professor of management and organization at Mendoza.
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