Gender Equality

Global research on the gender gap and the case for greater diversity in the workplace
Women in the Workplace 2018

Women in the workplace 2018

Progress on gender diversity at work has stalled. To achieve equality, companies must turn good intentions into concrete action.
Report

Women and the future of work: A window of opportunity in Western Europe?

– Profound transformations across labor markets in Western Europe will present important new opportunities to improve gender parity... in the workplace.
Article - Quarterly

Closing the gender gap: A missed opportunity for new CEOs

– Many new CEOs reshuffle their top teams, but surprisingly few make them more diverse. Can we do better?
Article - Quarterly

Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

– What we know—and what everyone needs to know—about the quest for equality.
Report

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.

Global Institute: The power of parity

8 facts on gender parity

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

Industry Perspectives

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.
Report

Women in the food industry

– Where does the sector stand when it comes to gender equality? We look closely at employee experiences as well as policies and... programs the industry has implemented to promote diversity.
Report

Women in law firms

– Law firms have many of the right policies and programs in place to improve gender diversity, but more can be done to translate... stated commitments into measurable outcomes.

Getting on board with gender diversity

Article - 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 - 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