Gender Equality

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

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.
Women Matter: Ten years of insights on the importance of gender diversity
Report

Women in the Workplace 2017

– More companies are committing to gender equality. But progress will remain slow unless we confront blind spots on diversity—particularly... regarding women of color, and employee perceptions of the status quo.
Report

Reinventing the workplace for greater gender diversity

– Three efforts could kick-start progress to get more women in leadership positions.
Video

Focusing on what works for workplace diversity

– For faster progress, companies need to draw on the power of design, rethink their assumptions, and use data to inform decision... making.

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.

Why diversity matters

“Our latest research finds that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians.”

McKinsey Global Institute: Perspectives on gender equality

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 in technology

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

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