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Wendy Marcari Featured in “The Gender Gap Remains, Says McKinsey Report”

Corporate Counsel

Wendy G. Marcari, a Member of the Firm in the Corporate Services and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the firm’s New York office, was featured in Corporate Counsel, in “The Gender Gap Remains, Says McKinsey Report,” by Marlisse Silver Sweeney. (Read the full version- subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Writing about the study in Epstein Becker Green’s Women’s Initiative blog, Wendy Marcari notes it’s in the C-suite and senior levels of leadership where the disparity is most noticeable. She says a “leadership ambition gap” stifles women from taking on greater roles, which they find “disproportionately stressful,” as opposed to men. They are also four times more likely to perceive they have fewer opportunities at work, due to their gender.

“In addition, while a majority of companies offer flexibility and career development programs, many women and men are not using them, out of fear of being penalized,” she says, with 90 percent of both women and men believing an extended family leave will hurt their career.

Corporate Counsel cites “Update on Gender Disparity in the Workplace: The Report by Lean In and McKinsey,” an article Ms. Marcari authored for the Executive Women’s Networking Blog, an Epstein Becker Green publication.