Back to McKinsey Themes

These 10 charts show why the state of women hangs in the balance

Though women have made important gains in the corporate pipeline, they still make up less than 25 percent of executive-level positions. They are also significantly more burned out—and increasingly more so than men. There is also a disconnect between companies’ growing commitment to racial equity and the lack of improvement we see in the day-to-day experiences of women of color. Ahead of #EqualPayDay in the US, check out these 10 charts that show why the state of women hands in the balance, and what companies can do to make a difference.

The broken rung is holding women back

Still struggling: Not enough women in the C-suite

Women are more burned out

Women leaders continue to feel the burn of burnout

Women are feeling more pressure at work due to the COVID-19 crisis than men are

The ‘double shift’ of working mothers now even longer

Men think childcare is affordable. Women don’t.

Women who are ‘Onlys’ have a worse experience

Black women are less likely to feel their managers support them at work

These women experience the highest levels of workplace microaggressions

Leadership roles remain out of reach for many women of color

A look at industry perspectives

Women see broken rungs on the asset-management ladder

Mining the C-suite for women leaders