Gender Inequality

Flexible working is helping women in work – but they are still struggling to reach senior roles

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While there are more women represented in the C-suite than ever before, progress for women lower down the ranks is far slower. Image: Unsplash/charles_forerunner

Charlotte Edmond
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Exhibit illustrating the representation in corporate roles, by gender and race, 2023.
Women are becoming more prominent in top roles, but they are making less progress in their early careers. Image: McKinsey & Company
Exhibit illustrating the women promoted to manager for every hundred men promoted to manager, by ethnicity.
Women of colour are 25% less likely than men to be promoted to managerial positions. Image: McKinsey & Company

Exhibit illustrating the employers' percpetion of most impactful levers for attracting talent from diverse backgrounds.
Flexibility has helped women stay in work. Image: McKinsey & Company
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