We have a deep and longstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in business, in society, and within our firm.
At McKinsey, diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just moral imperatives, they are integral to our dual mission—to help our clients make substantial, lasting performance improvements and to build a firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people.
Through our groundbreaking research, we have set out a compelling business and economic case for diversity. Using our global reach, we share our insights, convene partnerships for action, and serve clients to inform critical decision-makers with the power to make real change.



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for LGBTQ equality in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, every year since 2006

Our journey toward racial equity

Our 10 actions toward racial equity

In 2020, McKinsey put forth a public commitment to anti-racism and social justice. While we know that we have a long way to go on our journey, we are proud to support the leaders, businesses, and communities working for a more just and equitable society.

Our Black voices

Hearing from members of the McKinsey Black community is not only self-evident in its power but also necessary. Our colleagues share perspectives on their Black experience—in the workplace and beyond.

Latest thinking


Building supportive ecosystems for Black-owned US businesses

– The right business ecosystems can mitigate or negate the effects of structural obstacles to business building for Black business owners—and add $290 billion in business equity.

Women in the Workplace 2020

– In a year marked by crisis and uncertainty, corporate America is at a crossroads. The choices companies make today will have consequences on gender equality for decades to come.

US Hispanic and Latino lives and livelihoods in the recovery from COVID-19

– Hispanics and Latinos are key to the US recovery but have been damaged disproportionately by the pandemic. Targeted interventions... are required to improve their health and economic outcomes.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

COVID-19 and gender equality: Countering the regressive effects

– What is good for gender equality is good for the economy and society as well. The COVID-19 pandemic puts that truth into stark... relief and raises critically important choices.

Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

– The business case for inclusion and diversity is growing stronger than ever.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Diversity still matters

– Inclusion and diversity are at risk in the crisis—but are critical for business recovery, resilience, and reimagination.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion matter

McKinsey Black Network

McKinsey Black Network, one of our global affinity groups, is part of our commitment to create and maintain an environment where everyone’s background, perspective, and skills are supported.

LGBTQ+ Equality

GLAM is a vibrant, connected, worldwide network of LGBTQ+ colleagues who are committed to each other’s success.

Awards and Recognition


#1 consulting firm in Diversity & Inclusion 2018 and 2019

Working Mother

Top 10 in Best Companies for four of the past five years


Top Companies 2017, 2018 and 2019

Human Rights Campaign

Best Places to Work, Corporate Equality Index score of 100 for LGBTQ equality (every year since joining the survey in 2006)

Our Partnerships

How Diversity Helps Our Clients

We help organizations craft better diversity and inclusion strategies to gain a competitive edge.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes advising and supporting clients across industries, helping them customize their own approaches to creating value through improving diversity and fostering an inclusive culture. Drawing on our extensive research and expertise, we use innovative capabilities based on behavioral psychology, as well as proprietary tools and technology-driven solutions, to help clients access the benefits of diversity.

Blog stories about our people

Our Black Voices: The journey to capture the perspectives of McKinsey’s Black colleagues

– After the death of George Floyd, managing producer Osato Dixon sought to capture and amplify the voices of McKinsey’s Black... colleagues through a video series.

Women in STEM, episode 2: Building diverse teams

– Women in STEM is a video series profiling the stories of senior women both in and outside McKinsey who are leading in this field.

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