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woman silhouetted at desk in front of laptop, hands to forehead Burnout has been increasing across all industries—but the new analysis found that women report burnout at higher rates than men. (Photo: Shutterstock)

More than a year after a wave of protests put more emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the workplace, a new study finds women have made some gains. However, the report also underscores continuing problems around burnout and lack of recognition.

The DEI movement coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic, and both have underscored the issues that women, especially women of color, face in the workplace. The study, from McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org, drew from surveys and interviews with women in 423 companies representing more than 12 million people. The authors said the data showed that despite important gains, women remain significantly underrepresented at all levels of management in corporate America, and the pandemic has added new levels of stress for working women.

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