Posts Tagged "McKinsey"

Breaking Down the Gender Challenge

March 2016. Corporate ambitions to achieve gender parity often produce scattershot initiatives. It’s easy to see why: gender parity is a huge undertaking, with many dimensions in which executives must reimagine their zone and culture, put in place multiyear plans, add infrastructure, and improve services. McKinsey's latest research suggests that leaders ...

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WSJ Special Coverage: Women in the Workplace

Why aren’t there more women in the upper ranks of corporate America? A major new study by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co reveals that despite some progress, women are still underrepresented at every level in corporations, and that they face a playing field that they believe is anything but level. ...

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California Senate Passes Legislation Requiring More Women on Boards

A concurrent Resolution introduced in the California Senate would require that within the three year period from January 2014 to December 2016,  all California based companies with 9 or more directors to have at least 3 female directors, all companies with 5-8 directors must have at least 2 female directors ...

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South Africa: Women and the Bottom Line: Myths, Mysteries and Milestones

Edith Sievers, executive coach, notes that women still are squeezed out of the pipeline, not just by virtue of a “glass ceiling” but also an “asbestos wall,” where the percentage of women leaders continues to decline all the way to the top.  She attributes it to the double bind in which ...

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McKinsey & Co Asia Report: Women face more barriers to top jobs

WSJ cites a study by McKinsey & Co, which concludes that Asia's women face more barriers than those in the West in penetrating the top ranks of corporate management, contributing to a shortage of talent that threatens to stifle the region's economic growth.  McKinsey surveyed 1,500 senior managers and researched 744 Asian ...

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Forbes: Do Investors Discriminate Against Female CEOs?

The article discusses the results of a study from the University of Utah on female CEOs. The research shows that despite identical personal qualifications and firm financials, female founders and CEOs were perceived as less capable than their male counterparts and IPOs led by female CEOs were considered less attractive investments. “Taken as a ...

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WSJ: The XX Factor: What’s Holding Women Back?

The article of The Wall Street Jounral discusses the results and recommendations of a task force of business, government and academic leaders who set out to confront obstacles that keep women from participating fully in the economy. Read more

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Big Think: It’s Time to Get on Board: Why We Need More Women Directors

"Recent studies have suggested that it's not just a nice PC thing for a company to have mixed boards, it's a necessity, since companies with mixed boards simply perform better." Over 225 of the most powerful corporate businesswomen in the world are meeting in New York City in early May to ...

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FT Lex disputes studies suggesting greater gender balance on boards improves performance

Financial Times writer Lex opines that McKinsey and Goldman Sachs, et. al studies suggesting that greater gender balance in the boardroom improves performance may be misleading.  He argues that few examples in France, Norway, and UK validate those conclusions. Read more

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