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Diversity and Inclusion

The business case for gender equality, diversity, and inclusion is strong and growing stronger. This collection examines the barriers that prevent companies from addressing gender and racial equality and identifies solutions for building a stronger, more inclusive workforce.
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Women in the Workplace 2019

– Five years in to our research, we see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the pipeline to make real progress.

$12tn

in additional GDP

if gender gap is narrowed by 2025

$2bn

in potential revenue

if financial inclusion efforts broaden services for black Americans

160m

women

may need to change jobs through 2030 due to automation

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Taking the lead for inclusion

– For pioneering organizations, inclusiveness is fundamental to enhancing gender parity and overall diversity, and results in financial... and organizational performance. Overall, employees with a low perception of inclusiveness in their organization state that they have already given up on career opportunities due to their environment—and this is particularly true for women. So, how can companies build and promote inclusiveness? What are the mechanisms in play to increase diversity at the top?
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How dual-career couples find fulfillment at work

– When both you and your partner have demanding jobs, it’s challenging to strike the right work–life balance. Can companies... help dual-career couples juggle it all?
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation

– Concerted and creative new solutions are needed to enable women to seize new opportunities in the automation age; without them,... women may fall further behind in the world of work.

The business case for diversity

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Why diversity matters

– New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.
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Delivering through diversity

– Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can... craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.

How companies are progressing: Women in the workplace

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Women in the Workplace 2018

– Progress on gender diversity at work has stalled. To achieve equality, companies must turn good intentions into concrete action.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

One is the loneliest number

– Put an end to the costly workplace isolation experienced by many women by clustering them on teams and improving the promotion process.

A culture of inclusion

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The case for accelerating financial inclusion in black communities

– A lack of financial inclusion for black Americans exists at every level of the financial system. Understanding the sources of exclusion is the first step to fixing the system.
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The future of work in black America

– Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap. This article reveals possible interventions that... may help African American workers prepare for the future.
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The economic impact of closing the racial wealth gap

– The persistent racial wealth gap in the United States is a burden on black Americans as well as the overall economy. New research... quantifies the impact of closing the gap and identifies key sources of this socioeconomic inequity.
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Automation and the future of the African American workforce

– Without concerted effort, automation could heighten disparities that already harm minority workers.

How we are delivering through diversity

We have a deep and long-standing commitment to advancing gender parity, diversity, and inclusion in business, in society and within our firm.

Solutions at work

Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Confronting the early-career gender gap

– To achieve workforce parity, businesses should apply the same practices they are using against the glass ceiling.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

When women lead, workplaces should listen

– The most valuable lessons of women’s leadership programs are those that show organizations where to improve.

Featured podcasts

Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

What you need to know about women at work

– Around the world, women are paid at lower rates and wages than men and are less likely to be promoted. They also tend to work... in different sectors. The implications are everyone’s business.
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The diversity opportunity for new CEOs

– New McKinsey research has uncovered a fascinating correlation between gender diversity and corporate performance.
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Building gender diversity on boards

– McKinsey senior partner Celia Huber explains how companies can build and benefit from gender diversity on boards.

From The McKinsey Global Institute

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Realizing gender equality’s $12 trillion economic opportunity

– Investing in access to essential services and reducing the gap in labor-force participation rates could significantly expand the global economy by 2025.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific

– Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP in 2025,... a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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

– Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s... potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.
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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in India, 2018

– India has one of the most significant opportunities in Asia-Pacific to boost the economy by advancing gender equality.

Industry Perspectives

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Shattering the glass screen

– Research suggests women remain locked out of top roles in media and entertainment. A more diverse cast is required.
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How women can help fill the oil and gas industry’s talent gap

– New research identifies why women fail to advance—and suggests what the industry can do about it.
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Women in the healthcare industry

– To see how the healthcare sector stacks up on gender equality, we look at employee experiences, policies, and the effectiveness... of industry programs intended to promote diversity and inclusion.
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Closing the gap: Leadership perspectives on promoting women in financial services

– Men still make up most of the management ranks at banks and insurers. New survey data and interviews with female executives point... the way to improving gender diversity.
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Accelerating gender parity: What can governments do?

– Given slow progress toward gender equality in the workplace, governments, along with private-sector organizations, must focus... their efforts on specific impact zones.

Women Matter

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Women Matter: Ten years of insights on gender diversity

– A decade into our research, we highlight key findings—and invite 16 global leaders to look at how to increase gender diversity in corporations and imagine the inclusive company of the future.

Knowledge Collaborations

Closing the tech gender gap through philanthropy and corporate social responsibility

The US tech sector isn’t doing enough to build pathways into tech for women—particularly women of color. What is behind... this gender gap, and what can tech companies do about it?

Dual careers in Germany: building success, together

Dual careers are not yet a matter of course in Germany. Women in particular often end up with the short end of the stick –... they are usually the ones to pass up career opportunities in order to support their male partner's career development, especially if the couple has children. However, dual career situations in which both partners pursue their professional paths offer many advantages