6.4% of Fortune 500 companies have a woman in the CEO chair. The same number is 5.6% for the S&P 500. Women earn 20% less than their male counterparts, after adjusting for education. When broken down by ethnicity, women of color fare even worse. In FY16, 26,000 women filed EEOC sex discrimination lawsuits against their employers. Obviously there is an incentive for organizations to work toward gender parity, but what actionable steps can be taken? Beyond that, what can be done to affect change when you don’t sit in the C-suite or HR office?
Join us Wednesday, October 4th in Washington, DC for the latest installment of the Smith IMPACT Series as we dig in and explore ways for individuals to influence change in an organization. Our panel of experts from business, government, and academia will discuss their experiences and offer real world advice on subjects including mentorship, fighting unconscious bias, and using data to drive change at the organizational level. Whether you sit in the big chair or stand on the front lines, expect to leave IMPACT with tools to engage your peers, leaders, and mentees to create a more equitable workplace.
*Registration is not limited to women, and men are strongly encouraged to attend*