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At McKinsey, we have a deep and longstanding commitment to advancing parity for women in work and in society. To date, we've invested more than $20 million in original research on the importance of women in leadership positions and in the economy.
Through over 10 years of this groundbreaking research, we have set out a compelling business and economic case. 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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Individual offices offer women-focused sessions addressing topics such as building relationships with senior clients, developing networks, and being a mom at McKinsey. These forums can be annual off-site meetings, a workshop series, or Friday events in the office.
There are also informal support networks for women. For example, McKinsey Moms is a close-knit network that supports mothers before, during, and after pregnancy. McKinsey Moms is full of women to tap into for their knowledge on how to continue a successful career after becoming a parent and the group publishes a moms' guide called Laptops and Lullabies.
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