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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

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Over the past decade, McKinsey has made a sustained commitment to researching and writing about gender and diversity. Since 2007, McKinsey’s Women Matter research has built a case for greater representation of women in top management positions and explored concrete ways to change corporate attitudes toward women in the workplace. The challenge of inclusive growth is a theme that MGI has explored in many reports, and gender inequality is an important part of that picture. McKinsey has also committed publicly, through the United Nations’ HeforShe initiative and the 30% Club, to ambitious gender goals for our own firm over the next five years. McKinsey’s global managing partner, Dominic Barton, is one of 47 US chairpersons and CEO members who have publicly committed to greater gender equality at all levels. McKinsey works with UN Women and LeanIn.Org in several ways and has a range of internal programs to drive this agenda. In 2015 and 2016, McKinsey released research reports on Women in the Workplace with LeanIn.Org, as part of a five-year partnership to study the state of women in corporate America.

Women’s inequality is a pressing human issue that also has significant ramifications for jobs, productivity, GDP growth, and inequality. In September 2015, MGI published a global report, The power of parity: How advancing gender equality can add $12 trillion to global growth, to explore the economic potential of achieving gender parity and to map the gender gaps in countries around the world. Over the course of 2015 and 2016, MGI has published deep dives into gender inequality in India, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Source : McKinsey Global Institute

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