Not in the Same Boat: Career Progression in the Pandemic

COVID-19 has forced everyone to adjust to a new way of life and a new way of working. But the career effects of the global pandemic haven’t been equitable for all workers, according to a new study of more than 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by Qualtrics and theBoardlist

Men are more positive about working from home

The % of each group that sees remote work positively affecting their career progression:

0% 80%
Men
57%
Women
29%

4X

Men are 4X more likely than women to say their company places too much emphasis on women in leadership

The % of each group that say they see remote work positively affecting their career progression:

0% 80%
Making over $100,000
66%
Making under $100,000
38%

62%

White workers are 62% more likely than Black workers to say they’ve been more productive during the pandemic

Men with children at home report being more productive working remotely

Among workers with children at home, the % that say they’ve been more productive working at home during the pandemic

0% 100%
Men
77%
Women
46%

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