McKinsey's Women in the Workplace 2020 report alerts to dramatic changes in women's workforce participation

From the summary:The sixth annual Women in the Workplace report has dropped, and its most notable conclusion is stunning: more than one in four women are contemplating downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce completely. That would have been unthinkable just six months ago.A clear and present danger. This year’s report, conducted by McKinsey, in partnership with LeanIn.Org, states the consequences in plain language: “This is an emergency for corporate America. Companies risk losing women in leadership—and future women leaders—and unwinding years of painstaking progress toward gender diversity.”The pandemic exposes underlying vulnerabilities. The workplace challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic are sadly familiar by now, including blurred boundaries between work and home, worries about a family’s health and finances, and burnout. Women, especially women of color, are more likely to have been laid off or furloughed during the crisis, stalling their careers and jeopardizing their financial security.