McKinsey finds that companies with a higher proportion of women in management perform best
In 2007, McKinsey & Company, the international management consultancy, investigated the influence of women in management positions. It was not about morality, law or desirability, but about the influence on the overall performance of the company.
We find the main title „Women Matter“ somewhat irritating, as it should never have been a question of women being important. What is probably meant is how decisive the proportion of women in management and board positions is for the success of a company.
The results summarized:
- 27 percent of women (compared to 7 percent of men) report feeling discriminated against in their careers
- The higher women are on the career ladder, the fewer children they have. Men show the opposite1
- In relation to the same project, men show 100 percent ambition, even if they only meet 50 percent of the requirements, while women worry to meet only 80 percent of the requirements2
- Only 15 percent of highly qualified women aspire to a position of power – compared to an average of 27 percent for men3
- 64 percent of women cite the absence of female role models as a barrier to their development3
- 37% of US graduates interrupt their career – compared to 24% of graduates3