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Sallie Krawcheck: Pandemic Is Putting Decades of Progress At Risk

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Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest, joined TheStreet's Katherine Ross in an episode of Coffee With Katherine to discuss how the she-cession is impacting women and how we can prevent decades of progress from being wiped out.

But, let's first take a step back and go through some data points.

"Women—especially women of color—are more likely to have been laid off or furloughed during the Covid-19 crisis,1 stalling their careers and jeopardizing their financial security," McKinsey wrote in its 2020 Women in the Workplace study.

"At the beginning of 2020, before the Covid-19 pandemic began in the United States, the representation of women in corporate America was slowly trending in the right direction. This was most pronounced in senior management: Between 2015 and 2020, the share of women grew from 23 to 28 percent in SVP roles—and from 17 to 21 percent in the C-suite. Women remained dramatically underrepresented, particularly women of color, but the numbers were slowly improving," the report continues.

Watch the video above to see what Krawcheck says about the she-cession.

Watch the full interview with Krawcheck on Coffee With Katherine.

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