A podcast presented by McKinsey & Co. reveals the results of a study undertaken jointly by McKinsey and LeanIn.Org. The primary takeaway was that “corporate America has really stalled in progress on gender diversity,” and that it would take over 100 years to reach parity in the C-suite for women and men.
The study surveyed 132 companies in this year’s survey, and included input from over 34,000 employees across many of those companies.
McKinsey senior partner Eric Kutcher dispelled a wrong assumption that women are not making it to the C-suite in corporations because they leave the workforce to raise families. He said, “In fact, women are more likely to stay in their jobs, and they’re more likely to stay with their organizations than men are. The attrition — the number of women that are leaving — is actually lower than men.”
The transcript of the entire podcast also is available.
We’ve previously linked you to a story about another McKinsey/LeanIn study on how gender influences the way an individual experiences the workplace as well as how he or she views their opportunities to advance. That study found that men win more promotions, more challenging assignments and more access to top leaders than women do.