Gender inequality in the C-Suite and on Boards is entrenched in corporate America. We used to believe the pipeline would resolve the problem, but experience and research shows us that is no longer the case.
Women are Still Behind in the Workplace
In their annual review of women in the workplace, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company found women are overwhelmingly underrepresented at every level and women face obstacles on the path to senior leadership.
Gender Diversity Leads to Better Performance
A recent Credit Suisse report finds that companies with more women in decision-making roles continue to generate higher market returns and superior profits.
Inclusivity Strengthens Employee Retention
The Corporate Leadership Council found that companies that employ diverse and inclusive teams put in more effort, stay longer, and demonstrate more commitment.
Talented Women Aren’t Reaching Corporate Management
Research by the Harvard Business Review found that female executives are frequently not reaching management, senior management or C-suite levels.
Advancing Women’s Equality Leads to Economic Growth
A report by McKinsey & Co. found that “advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth.”
Strong Female Leadership Provides Financial Returns
MSCI found that companies with a strong female leadership averaged a 10% return on equity annually, 3% higher than companies without strong female leadership.