At a time when Massachusetts businesses are rethinking the way they operate – from working remotely, to facing how they address racism and inequity, to considering what the new work-life continuum means, The Commonwealth Institute has officially launched its annual Women’s Leadership Development in Massachusetts 2020 Impact Study.
Now in its third year, TCI is distributing the confidential online survey to identify and share how employers retain, and advance their women employees. This year’s survey includes specific questions relevant to women of color to ensure the findings pave the way to increased equity for all women in the workplace.
“There is no better time to talk about equity amongst businesses than right now. Our study focuses on increasing equity for women in the workplace, highlighting systemic inequities, particularly those that affect Black and Brown women,” said TCI Executive Director Elizabeth Hailer. “Only eight percent of last year’s participants identified they have leadership programs for women of color. One of our key goals is to shine a spotlight on leadership and advancement programs that companies can adopt and measure.”
The survey is designed for companies with a minimum of 20 people across all industries. Businesses that are interested in participating in the confidential online survey can email email@example.com. The deadline to participate is Friday, Aug. 7.