Gender Equality

The research is clear: there’s an urgent need for gender parity in the global labor force. BCG helps clients achieve this critical goal and promote gender equality throughout their organizations.

Increasing the number of women in the workplace improves outcomes for all levels of society. Building gender-inclusive workplaces unlocks greater prosperity, heightens resilience, and boosts socioeconomic progress. BCG’s gender equality consulting can help organizations close the gender gap in their workforces to the benefit of individuals and institutions everywhere.

Socioeconomic Benefits of Women's Participation in the Workplace

When more women participate and succeed in the workplace, everyone benefits.

How We Help Advance Gender Inclusion and Equality

The data is compelling, and most corporate leaders now understand that companies must strive for diversity if they want to acquire and retain talent, build employee engagement, and improve business performance. But for all the programs and efforts under way, few have been successful in closing the gender gap in work participation. Understanding what to do—and how—to achieve gender parity poses a considerable challenge.

With so much at stake and so many obstacles to overcome, clients turn to BCG for our deep expertise in driving measurable change in gender diversity and inclusion.

Recruiting is the sole focus of many companies’ gender equality efforts. BCG can help widen this lens while also delivering results in the areas of employee retention, advancement, and leadership commitment to diversity and gender inclusion.

We achieve these critical goals by working alongside clients to identify the current state of gender equality at their organizations. After drawing a strategic roadmap, we help our clients stride toward a more inclusive future.

Our holistic approach focuses on five building blocks for improving and accelerating diversity and inclusion initiatives. Using our Diversity and Inclusion Assessment for Leadership (DIAL) tool we help our clients:

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BCG’s North America Center for Inclusion and Equity

We help companies reimagine their business strategy in a way that eliminates systemic bias, sparks broader social change, and creates competitive advantage.

Our Insights on Gender Equality


The Economy & What Makes a Great Founder

Sharon Marcil and Jenny Abramson, Founder and Managing Partner at Rethink Impact and BCG alumna, reflect upon challenges in today’s economic environment and addressing gender inequality in venture capital.
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Bridging the Investment Gap for Women and Minorities

Only 3% of investment capital reaches women and minorities. Patrice King Brickman of Inspire Access shares how redirecting funds could revolutionize entrepreneurship.


Gender Equity Advances Us All: Equity Empowers

We are committed to removing the barriers women face at all levels in order to empower them to unlock their full potential. That’s why we are partnering with financial institutions to ensure women have equitable access to capital, driving solutions to address underfunding in women’s health care, and building programs that improve women’s workforce experience.

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The Working Caregivers Series

In response to the growing global caregiver crisis, BCG has identified five ways through which employers can ease the burden on working caregivers.

Meet Our Gender Equality Consulting Team

Our gender equality consulting team helps organizations improve and accelerate their gender inclusion efforts—closing the gender gap for women in the workplace. Here are some of our experts on this topic.

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