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Workplace Gender Equality Became A Priority After #MeToo, According To Bloomberg

Bloomberg released its 2019 Gender-Equality Index on the heels of the global #MeToo movement and increased awareness of women’s equality — and it showed.

The index — which measures companies who voluntarily disclose how they promote gender equality across their policies and statistics — doubled this year. And, according to Keirsten Barnet, who manages the index, it shows that, across the world, more organizations are prioritizing transparency and equality.

She says, starting at the top, they’ve seen a 40 percent increase in women in executive positions in just the last two years as well as improved policies and benefits companies are offering.

They’re also seeing companies do more to recruit women for those high level positions, and options for women who have taken a break in their careers and are looking to return to the workforce.

To find out what this growth looks like in real life, The Show turned to local CEO Sheryl Palmer. She is at the top of local homebuilding company, Taylor Morrison.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.