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Women in the Economy

executive briefing | McKinsey Quarterly

A CEO’s guide to gender equality

November 2015—The case for gender equality is strong. Why is progress so slow?more

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interview | McKinsey Global Institute

At the United Nations, a push for true gender equality

November 2015—UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses why stereotypes and prejudices can’t go ignored in the fight for greater women’s rights.more

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Recruiting and retaining more women in technology organizations

November 2015—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.more

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Wanted: More women in technology

October 2015—The founder of Girls Who Code discusses the need for gender diversity in technical fields and ways companies can begin to achieve it.more

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report | McKinsey Global Institute

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

November 2015—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.more

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book excerpt | McKinsey Quarterly

It’s good to be the Queen . . . but it’s easier being the King

October 2015—Many gender differences are really power differences in disguise.more

report | McKinsey Global Institute

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

September 2015—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.more

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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

commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Gender equality: Taking stock of where we are

September 2015—Why are women still underrepresented at every level of today’s corporations?more


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

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