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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

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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

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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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Women and leadership: Learning from the social sector

March 2009—Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund, shares lessons in leadership from her work in venture philanthropy.more

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Centered leadership

October 2010—Executives can thrive at work and in life by adopting a leadership model that revolves around finding their strengths and connecting with others.

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The challenge of hiring and retaining women: An interview with the head of HR at eBay

September 2008—Beth Axelrod discusses how companies can do better at hiring, retaining, and promoting women.more

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Moving women to the top: McKinsey Global Survey results

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

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How helping women helps business

January 2010—Companies whose social investments focus on women in developing economies help not only the recipients but also themselves.more

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