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Women in the Economy

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

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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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