Wharton Business Daily
Women Leaders, Equal Pay, and Me Too in 2019: A Look Ahead
We're featuring a series this month called “2019: A Look Ahead” and conclude our series with a look at women in leadership positions and how the Me Too movement has influenced businesses. A December report by The World Economic Forum said it would take 202 years for gender parity in the workplace – much longer than the 170 years estimated in 2016. But a study by the annual Women CEO Report said that 2018 was a great year for women, who made up over one-fifth of the newly installed CEOs last year. California took a bigger step than other states when it passed a law requiring publicly listed companies with headquarters in the state to have at least one woman on their board by the end of this year. And 2019 has started with an increase of women sworn in to the 116th United States Congress. So what might we see in the year ahead for women in 2019? Host Dan Loney is joined by Katherine Klein, a Professor of Management at the Wharton School, Vice-Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, and co-host of Dollars and Change, and Janice Madden, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Regional Science and Sociology, to discuss the implications of these shifts for women on Knowledge@Wharton.