Achieving the promise of women executives
Since 2007, McKinsey’s Women Matter research has explored the role women play in the global workplace, their experiences and impact in senior-executive roles, and the performance benefits that companies gain from gender diversity. In this video, McKinsey partners Joanna Barsh, Sandrine Devillard, Emily Lawson, and Jin Wang recount the progress women have made in reaching the executive suite.
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report | Women Matter 2012
Many companies are making serious efforts to improve the number of women in top jobs. Some detect progress. But others say change is frustratingly slow. This report looks at what companies can do to make a breakthrough. (PDF–479 KB)more
report | Women Matter 2010
McKinsey's fourth Women Matter study provides focused analysis on how to achieve gender diversity at top management levels. (PDF–2.6 MB)more
By helping more women make the transition from middle management to senior roles, companies could substantially improve the odds of achieving real gender diversity all the way to the top.