Jena McGregor

Reporter covering leadership issues in the headlines

Education: BA, History and Journalism, University of Georgia

Jena McGregor writes on leadership issues in the headlines – corporate management and governance, workplace trends and the personalities who run Washington and business. Prior to writing for the Washington Post, she was an associate editor for BusinessWeek and Fast Company magazines and began her journalism career as a reporter at Smart Money.
Latest from Jena McGregor

Corporate America, critical of restrictive voting bills, remains largely silent on Texas abortion ban

Lack of reaction contrasts with companies' objections to restrictive voting bills earlier this year.

September 4, 2021

More companies are weighing penalties for unvaccinated workers

Lawyers who advise businesses say more employers are thinking about asking unvaccinated workers to pay higher costs associated with their health-care plans.

August 26, 2021

Companies move to mandate coronavirus shots as FDA grants full approval to Pfizer vaccine

President Biden urged companies to step up vaccine requirements. “If you’re a business leader, a nonprofit leader, a state or local leader who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that — require it."

August 24, 2021

Big business pledged nearly $50 billion for racial justice after George Floyd’s death. Where did the money go?

George Floyd’s murder prompted unprecedented corporate giving towards racial justice causes. Most of the money went towards reducing the racial wealth gap, with only a fraction targeting police reform, the cause that sent millions of Americans into the streets last summer

August 23, 2021

Lessons from an unsettling year help forge future path for four CEOs

The pandemic and social justice movement have spurred Top Workplaces chiefs to set new priorities.

June 18, 2021

Goldman Sachs wants most of its workers back in the office by June

Unlike Ford, Google or Citigroup, the investment bank isn’t telling workers that a hybrid workplace will be its new routine.

May 4, 2021

Mounting corporate opposition to proposed voting restrictions tests long-standing alliance with GOP

Hundreds of major companies and corporate leaders signed a statement released today that opposes laws that restrict voting rights, the latest step in an escalating battle over election laws being debated nationwide.

April 14, 2021

Hot-button issues from voting rights to tax hikes redraw the lines in corporate America

The nation’s top CEOs are pushing back against President Biden’s plan to raise the corporate tax rate, a move they say would make U.S. companies less competitive and hurt workers.

April 12, 2021

HP, Dow, Under Armour among nearly 200 companies speaking out against voting law changes in Texas, other states

Nearly 200 companies on Friday joined in a strong statement against proposals that threaten to restrict voting access in dozens of states, in a further sign of corporate willingness to speak out on social justice issues.

April 2, 2021