2021: A Time for Change for Women in the Workplace

February 3, 2021, Atlanta – – With the first female/Black/Indian American vice president of the US in office, an all women presidential communications team, 48 women of color in the US House and a record number of women state legislators, it appears as if women are winning.  Finally. In corporate America, however, the numbers are not as impressive.

            The latest Women in the Workplace study by McKinsey & Company found the C-suite for women grew from 17 to 21 percent last year, with women remaining considerably underrepresented, particularly women of color. 

            “This work continues to be essential,” suggests PINK CEO, Cynthia Good, who started PINK in 2004, America’s top digital platform offering ongoing development for high potential women. “Gender diversity isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s a business imperative,” says Good.

            Gathering on March 9 to discuss how to increase the representation of women leaders in 2021 is UPS CEO Carol Tomé, the first female CEO of the world’s largest delivery company’s 113-year history. PINK’s Reimagining Women@Work annual Spring Empowerment Event Luncheon features America’s top women in business, who will discuss how women leaders can break through the entrenched race and gender bias that still exists in corporate America.

            Find out how Carol did it, and how other women can, too, through candid conversations with some of the highest-ranking women in business. Other diverse leaders participating in the discussion include Suzanne Christensen, Chief Risk Officer, Invesco; Susan Somersille Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, Prudential Financial; Teresa White, President, Aflac U.S.; with introductions by Venessa Harrison, President of AT&T Georgia.

            “In today’s new normal, as the pandemic continues to hit working women the hardest and corporate America wrestles with a heightened awareness of race and gender bias, business as usual no longer works,” says Good. “Our exemplary speakers are leading and living differently today, due to pressure to advance diversity in their organizations and due to the protracted pandemic and growing virtual workplace.”

            The Spring 2021 PINK event and live broadcast, takes place Tuesday, March 9 from 12 PM-1:30 PM EST.  The public is invited to watch and participate via live-stream thanks to Cox Enterprises, the event’s technology sponsor. Those attending in person at Atlanta’s InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead, (masked and socially distanced), will enjoy lunch, networking and visiting exhibitors.  Tickets and details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pinks-womens-spring-2021-empowerment-event-featuring-ups-ceo-carol-tome-tickets-128142137583

            Sponsors that demonstrate support for women’s advancement, include UPS, Prudential Financial and Cox Enterprises; AT&T, Southern Company, Aflac, The Home Depot, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles and Ted’s Montana Grill.

            Media Inquires Contact: Lisa Hermann, [email protected]

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