LGBTI Inclusion

Transgender people experience unique challenges at work - new research

There are more than 2 million transgender people in the United States. Image: UNSPLASH/Sharon McCutcheon

David Baboolall

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Sarah Greenberg

Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Maurice Obeid

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jill Zucker

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

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charts showing that transgender people are underrepresented in the US workforce
Transgender people are underrepresented in the US workforce. Image: Mckinsey and Company
charts showing that transgender people make less money than cisgender people do in the US
Transgender people make less money than cisgender people do in the US. Image: Mckinsey and Company

charts showing discrimination for transgender people in the job application process
Transgender people face discrimination in the job application process. Image: Mckinsey and Company
charts showing that transgender people fear for their safety in certain US industries
Transgender people fear for their safety in certain US industries. Image: Mckinsey and Company

charts showing that a significant number of transgender people feel they cannot be open with colleagues
A significant number of transgender people feel they cannot be open with colleagues. Image: Mckinsey and Company

a chart showing how transgender people face more obstacles in their career advancement
Transgender people are twice as likely to face barriers in their career enhancement. Image: Mckinsey and Company
charts showing that transgender people have faced restrictions when trying to climb the corporate ladder
Transgender people have faced restrictions when trying to climb the corporate ladder. Image: Mckinsey and Company

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Transgender inclusion could benefit the US economy. Image: Mckinsey and Company
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