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Women@BCG

How UK Companies Can Stretch Their Diversity Spend

Katie Abouzahr Olivia Osicki Julia Reichert Claire Tracey

Companies are investing significantly to achieve gender diversity, and there have been some outstanding individual success stories, but overall progress in the UK remains slow. Many find it challenging to know which initiatives are most effective in driving change and matter most to women. BCG’s proprietary research with 20 of the UK’s largest organisations provides a snapshot of what is working for employees and outlines opportunities for CEOs to drive more impact from their diversity spend. The UK is at a tipping point. If all the energy currently engaged can be harnessed and directed into interventions that truly work, UK companies could create a step-change in gender diversity over the coming years.