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Women in the Workplace 2019

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Women in the Workplace 2019

Women in the Workplace 2019

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of women in corporate jobs in the United States. Findings for Women in the Workplace 2019 are based on data compiled in the last four years, as well as similar research conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2012.

McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org first launched Women in the Workplace in 2015 with the intention of helping companies advance diversity in the workplace. For this year’s report, 329 companies with more than 13 million employees either provided their pipeline data or participated in a survey of their human resource (HR) practices. Over 68,000 employees were also surveyed on their workplace experiences. Women and men of different ethnicities, races, and sexual orientation—as well as women with disabilities—from different levels within their respective organisations were interviewed for additional insights.



  • SECTION 1 The State of the Pipeline
  • Understanding the corporate pipeline
    • Progress at the top
    • The glass ceiling and the broken rung
    • Five steps to fix the broken rung
  • SECTION 2 The Culture of Work
  • Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture
    • On equal opportunity and fairness
    • The importance of work-life flexibility
    • Creating safe and respectful workplaces
  • SECTION 3 Commitment to Diversity
  • Turning commitment into action
    • Commitment to gender diversity has risen
    • Best practices for companies
  • The path to equality is clear


This report originally appeared on the Woman in the Workplace website.

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