Shearman And Sterling

Event January 29, 2021

Shearman Women Webinar | Women in the Workplace

  • Webinar

McKinsey & Company’s sixth annual Women in the Workplace report revealed the pandemic has had a particularly negative effect on working women and years of gradual progress toward gender diversity may be at risk. Companies need to intervene now to keep corporate America heading in the right direction.

The webinar's discussion included:

  • The dynamics that are driving mothers, senior-level women, and Black women to consider downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce
  • What companies are doing to support employees during COVID-19—where they’ve stepped up, and where they can do more
  • Recommended strategies for addressing the core challenges women are facing and taking an intersectional approach to diversity

Donna ParisiPartner – Shearman & Sterling
Donna Parisi is the Global Head of Shearman & Sterling’s Finance Business Unit, covering bank finance, leveraged lending, project finance, restructuring and insolvency, and structured products and derivatives. She is one of the firm’s Financial Services Industry leaders and also leads Shearman & Sterling’s FinTech Foundry and Shearman Women, the firm’s women’s initiative. Donna is committed to the advancement of women in the workplace.

Featured Speaker:
Alexis KrivkovichSenior Partner – McKinsey & Company
Alexis co-leads McKinsey & Company’s Bay Area Office and the firm's financial technology work in North America. Alexis serves financial services and technology companies as they seek to align their organizations for growth and productivity. She has led high-profile efforts to drive change at scale, including enhancing customer experience journeys, innovating products and services, and redesigning operating models for agility. Passionate about leadership development, Alexis contributes heavily to efforts that accelerate career growth for executives. She is one of the co-founding authors of the annual Women in the Workplace study, the largest benchmark for women in corporate America, now in its 6th year. The report identify gaps in female leadership and proposes actionable steps toward establishing a more equitable workplace.