Women Matter 2016


McKinsey has been publishing its Women Matter report for ten years now. This research document describes activities to foster equitable participation of women in the labour market.

The 2016 report was drawn up with the results of a survey of 233 companies and 2200 employees. It shows that the majority of companies have adopted measures to encourage greater equality of opportunity when filling positions of responsibility.

Such measures include definition of targets and programmes to increase female representation, tutorials, establishing gender indicators for ongoing monitoring, and human-resource policies and processes to attract, develop and retain talent.   

Nonetheless, the report shows that there is still a long way to go in order to obtain significant changes, and that persistence, senior-management commitment and the implementation of programmes and policies targeting gender equality are the three key factors in success.