THE OPTIMISM DIVIDE
• At the same time, more women business leaders than men business leaders trust their company to create a more inclusive work environment in the future (80% vs. 75%).
• More employees than business leaders fear that COVID-19 has negatively impacted their prospects for a promotion (60% vs. 28%).
DESIRE FOR GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE
THE SHIFTING DYNAMICS OF WORK DURING COVID-19
• Women are twice as likely as men to be primarily responsible for homeschooling their children.
• 1 in 5 women has recently felt ignored and overlooked by coworkers during video calls, and 1 in 5 working people have witnessed more discrimination at work since the outbreak of Covid-19.
The survey was conducted by Edelman Intelligence, a specialist applied research firm based in New York. The study surveyed 1,100 US adults (business leaders and employees) in full-time employment positions, and all data in this press release is representative of the US working population in terms of age, gender, region, race, and ethnicity. All field work was conducted between June 1 and 5, 2020.
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