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Women in the Economy

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Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team

January 2015—Posing five questions can help start a challenging management conversation.more


Why diversity matters

January 2015—New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.more

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Promoting gender parity in the global workplace

January 2015—Increasing the participation of women will lay a foundation for economic prosperity, according to Laura Tyson, University of California, Berkeley, professor and former chair of the US president’s Council of Economic Advisors.more

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Realizing the power of talented women

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

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Why gender diversity at the top remains a challenge

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


Why top management eludes women in Latin America: McKinsey Global Survey results

August 2013—Executives in the region say gender diversity has moved up on their companies’ agendas, but they still report few women at the top. Women and men disagree on the reasons why.more

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: ‘No one can have it all’

April 2013—Coming to terms with that reality is invaluable for women trying to find fulfillment as both great leaders and great parents.more

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Lessons from the leading edge of gender diversity

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

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Changing companies’ minds about women

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


How women can contribute more to the US economy

April 2011—The ability to retain and promote more women middle managers is a key point of leverage.more

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The global gender agenda

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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