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Gender Equality

Global research on the gender gap and the case for greater diversity in the workplace
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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.
Report

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.
Report

The present and future of women at work in Canada

– The future of the Canadian economy holds opportunities for women but to capture them, women will need to successfully reskill... and transition.
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.
Report

One aspiration, two realities: Promoting gender equality in Mexico

– Investing in the development of women and ensuring that they advance is crucial to the economic performance of the country and... its private-sector businesses.
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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.

McKinsey Global Institute: The power of parity

8 facts on gender parity

A landmark McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 if the gender gap is narrowed.

Industry Perspectives

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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.
Article

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.
Report

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?
Article

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.

Getting on board with gender diversity

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How to accelerate gender diversity on boards

– Slow progress in adding more women to boards has dominated the conversation. But tips from standout companies are more likely... to inspire others to take firmer action.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Straight talk about gender diversity in the boardroom and beyond

– In these interview excerpts, leaders describe their efforts at promoting gender equality on boards and explore the challenges... that still linger.

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Women Matter research

Our entire series in one place.
Women Matter 2013

Gender diversity in top management

Women Matter 2012

Making the breakthrough

Women Matter 2010

Women at the top of corporations

Women Matter 2009

Women leaders in and after the crisis

Women Matter 2008

Female leadership

Women Matter 2007

Gender diversity, a corporate performance driver