Women Matter

The business and economic case for gender diversity.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Realizing gender equality’s $12 trillion economic opportunity

– Investing in access to essential services and reducing the gap in labor-force participation rates could significantly expand the global economy by 2025.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in the United States

– Every state and city in the United States has the opportunity to further gender parity, which could add $4.3 trillion to the country’s... economy in 2025.
Report

Women Matter Africa

– The Women Matter Africa report highlights that Africa has taken big strides forward in terms of women's representation in the... private and public sectors, achieving and in some cases exceeding global averages. Yet it is far from achieving gender equality.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Breaking down the gender challenge

– To make meaningful progress on gender diversity, companies must move beyond the averages and focus on the biggest pain points.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

– 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.

Perspectives

Women in tech

Interview

Recruiting and retaining more women in technology organizations

– Board members of the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code reflect on why women are typically underrepresented in technology-related... jobs and how to improve the numbers.
Interview

Wanted: More women in technology

– The founder of Girls Who Code discusses the need for gender diversity in technical fields and ways companies can begin to achieve... it.

More insights

Report

Women in the workplace

– Women remain underrepresented across organizations—especially at senior levels of leadership—a new survey by LeanIn.Org... and McKinsey finds.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in India

– Achieving gender equality in India would have a larger economic impact there than in any other region in the world—$700... billion of added GDP in 2025—but comprehensive change is needed.
Article

Why diversity matters

– New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Quarterly

A CEO’s guide to gender equality

– The case for gender equality is strong. Why is progress so slow?
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Gender equality: Taking stock of where we are

– Why are women still underrepresented at every level of today’s corporations?

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Research reports

Women Matter 2013

Gender diversity in top management

Women Matter 2012

Making the breakthrough

Women Matter 2010

Women at the top of corporations

Women Matter 2009

Women leaders in and after the crisis

Women Matter 2008

Female leadership

Women Matter 2007

Gender diversity, a corporate performance driver