The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good
This presentation on women’s rights and the women’s movement is a snapshot of a big and complex story. It doesn’t come close to capturing the full breadth of women’s experiences, challenges, or achievements this year—no summary could. But no matter how closely you follow the news or how much you already know about women’s progress, there’s research in here that will surprise you. We present it in three categories—the Bad, the Ugly, and the Good, in that order, because while we need to face harsh truths, we also want to end with hope. Together, we can build a more equal and resilient world. Join us.
Here are a few key takeaways from each section:
- Just 1 in 5 C-suite executives is a woman—and fewer than 1 in 30 is a woman of color (U.S.)1
- Sexual harassment is twice as common in male-dominated organizations (U.S.)2
- 1 in 3 girls are afraid to lead (U.S.)3
- 70% of people living in extreme poverty are women and girls4
- 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence5
- The United States is 1 of only 2 countries with no paid maternity leave6
- Worldwide, contraceptive use is higher than it’s ever been7
- For the first time, workers are as happy to have a female boss as a male boss (U.S.)8
- 4+ million people marched for women’s rights across 60 countries and all 7 continents9
Watch LeanIn.Org president Rachel Thomas give an earlier version of this presentation at the 2018 MAKERS Conference. And visit MAKERS to explore even more inspiring videos, stories, and interviews.