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Our 2012 study of 60 US companies provided a baseline for ongoing research by revealing how the representation of women falls in inverse proportion to seniority. Read the report, and watch McKinsey managing director Dominic Barton discuss its implications.more
September 2015—A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society.more
September 2015—Why are women still underrepresented at every level of today’s corporations?more
February 2015—Companies in the region increasingly recognize the potential of women leaders to enhance organizational effectiveness.more
February 2015—Does lopsided male representation in media skew our perceptions? Geena Davis believes it does and corporations have a critical role in driving change.more
January 2015—Posing five questions can help start a challenging management conversation.more
January 2015—New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.more
2013—Our sixth Women Matter study reveals women are still underrepresented at the top of corporations.
2012—Our fifth Women Matter study finds while some companies are making serious efforts to improve the number of women in top jobs, change is frustratingly slow.
2010—Our fourth Women Matter study provides focused analysis on how to achieve gender diversity at top management levels.
2009—Our third Women Matter study examines the role of gender on company performance during and after the financial crisis.
2008—Our second Women Matter finds leadership behaviors more often applied by women reinforce a company’s organizational performance.
2007—Our first Women Matter study suggests companies perform best when women are strongly represented at senior levels.
April 2014—McKinsey’s survey of global executives finds that corporate culture and a lack of convinced engagement by male executives are critical problems for women.more
January 2014—To ensure that corporate culture supports—not hinders—the ability of women to reach top management, companies must address mind-sets and develop a more inclusive, holistic diversity agenda.more
April 2013—Coming to terms with that reality is invaluable for women trying to find fulfillment as both great leaders and great parents.more
September 2011—Leaders who are serious about getting more women into senior management need a hard-edged approach to overcome the invisible barriers holding them back.more
October 2010—A majority of executives believe gender diversity in leadership is linked to better financial performance, but companies take few actions to support women in the workforce.more
June 1976—Despite the lip service paid by management to equal opportunity, discrimination survives. Here’s how companies should correct a situation that is financially costly, as well as legally and morally wrong.more
February 2015—A group of business leaders is redefining the role of men in the promotion of gender equality—and improving the environment for women leaders in their own organizations.more
February 2015—The former CEO of Kaiser Permanente describes the formative experiences that led him to champion gender diversity.more
September 2014—In 2010, eBay embarked on a journey to bring more women into its top ranks. It found that commitment, measurement, and culture outweigh a business case and HR policies.more
April 2012—Between 2008 and 2010, companies with more diverse top teams were also top financial performers. That’s probably no coincidence.more
April 2013—Advancing women to the top may be a journey, but how to do so is no longer a mystery. New research points to four principles that can help just about any company.more
November 2012—Women continue to be underrepresented at senior-management levels in Asia, Europe, and North America. McKinsey research suggests some answers.more
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