Malika Oak

I am a business analyst based in New Jersey, but originally from India, and I am extremely interested in digital and sustainability topics.

Why I chose these pieces

I was drawn to these pieces because I thought they provided insights that I would not get on the job or from my other news sources. I also felt that these topics were the most concrete, and thus easier for me to wrap my head around, and were presented in list/graphic/short form that was easier for me to digest than long-form writing. Furthermore, I felt that these specific topics concisely analyzed the big picture of deeper trends, which is very valuable to me as a reader.

My picks

Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Ten things to know about gender equality

– Since 2015, progress toward gender equality has been marginal, and now COVID-19 has hit women hard. We take stock.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

The 1.5-degree challenge

– Holding warming to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels could limit the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change.

Indias turning point

– Faced with creating 90 million jobs over the next decade, India will need to implement significant reforms across the economy to ensure its trajectory of growth.

How six companies are using technology and data to transform themselves

– In the first of a five-part multimedia series airing on CNBC, we look at how the acceleration of digital during the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping the next normal.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships

– Businesses looking to make an external social contribution should, paradoxically, look inside: improving workers’ job satisfaction could be the single most important thing they do.

Haneul Ryoo

Business Analyst, Washington, DC

Tanner Snider

Senior Business Analyst, Chicago

Ana Terán

Business Analyst, Panama

Angelos Geranmayeh

Business Analyst, Johannesburg

Chris McCorkle

Business Analyst, Washington, DC

You’ve met a few of our Gen Z colleagues. If you’d like to learn more about how this new class thinks and acts, see a few McKinsey insights that take on ways companies can engage with this important consumer segment: “‘True Gen’: Generation Z and its implications for companies,” “Meet Generation Z: Shaping the future of shopping,” “What makes Asia–Pacific’s Generation Z different?,” and “The young and the restless: Generation Z in America.”

Mike Borruso, Torea Frey, Mona Hamouly, LaShon Malone, Philip Mathew, and Nathan Wilson, of McKinsey Global Publishing, helped bring this project to life.