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Women in the workplace

September 2015—Women remain underrepresented across organizations—especially at senior levels of leadership—a new survey by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey finds.more

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Women in the Muslim world taking the fast track to change

March 2015—While much work remains to close the equality gap for the 800 million Muslim women worldwide, the rates of education and employment for some have increased dramatically in a short span of time.more

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commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Gender balance and the link to performance

February 2015—The chief executive of global-services company Sodexo, Michel Landel, explains its determination to foster diversity and promote gender equality.more

commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

The 50 percent club

February 2015—A UK government department has recently achieved full gender balance on its leadership team. Martin Donnelly reports on the four-year journey and what remains to be done.more

commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Lessons from a veteran diversity advocate

February 2015—The former CEO of Kaiser Permanente describes the formative experiences that led him to champion gender diversity, and reflects on the ways that diversity benefits both leaders and organizations alike.more

commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Addressing unconscious bias

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

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commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Championing gender equality in Australia

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

article | McKinsey Quarterly

Promoting gender diversity in the Gulf

February 2015—Companies in the region increasingly recognize the potential of women leaders to enhance organizational effectiveness.more

commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Women leaders in the Gulf: The view from Saudi Aramco

February 2015—The oil giant’s most senior female executive recounts her experiences as a young leader at Saudi Aramco and describes its approach to developing talented women.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

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

commentary | McKinsey Global Institute

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

article | McKinsey Quarterly

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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