One of the recent news item on the childcare crisis drew me into a conversation about societal attitudes towards women and how our who-will-stay-home and who-will-work expectations have varied throughout history based on race. Our expectation that black women will be employed is reflected throughout history in a number of ways.
Our assumptions about moms undoubtedly keep too many women from advancing through the pipeline to the top, where frankly, we need them. It's time to stop penalizing women for the care they give and start creating organizations where moms are welcome.
Delta CEO Ed Bastion's commitment to increase board diversity "over the next couple of years" is hardly the bold action one would expect from someone who is "ashamed" for not paying more attention to diversity, and who has pledged to pay "extraordinary attention" to the issue in the future.