Unlikely any previous report, this year’s study is strongly influenced by the pandemic. The data set includes contributions from 317 companies that took part in the study and more than 40,000 people who were surveyed on their experiences in the workplace. In addition, more than 45 in-depth interviews were conducted.
The results of the study show that progress towards gender parity is still slow. For example:
Although the numbers have slowly improved, women remain dramatically underrepresented in the corporate pipeline. The most pronounced changes in terms of representation between January 2015 and January 2020 were among women in senior vice president positions, which increased from 23% to 28% and in the C-Suite from 17% to 21%.
Source: McKinsey & Company, “Women in the Workplace 2020“, September 30,2020.
Image source: Report “Women in the Workplace 2020”.