COVID-19 added challenges for employees and employers, and women have been hit particularly hard. The 2020 Women in the Workforce Report from LeanIn.org and McKinsey and Company found one in four women in corporate America have left, or are considering leaving the workforce during the pandemic.
Pass the Torch for Women, a national nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis, is holding a virtual event to focus on improving resources for women by promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. WFYI’s Taylor Bennett spoke with panelist and diversity training consultant Cassandra Porter about the need for these conversations.
Porter is CEO of Favorite Part of My Day, LLC, which specializes in diversity training and cultural competence at work, including racial equity training.
The upcoming virtual event “How to Invest in Your Female Talent" takes place Oct. 27 from noon to 2 p.m.