The research is clear: there’s an urgent need for gender parity in the global labor force. BCG helps organizations achieve this critical goal.
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.
Research from a variety of sources—both within and beyond BCG—helps illuminate the socioeconomic benefits of gender equality and gender diversity in the workplace.
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:
Understand the starting point.
When it comes to gender issues, leaders’ beliefs don’t necessarily align with employee experiences. We uncover the truth.
Clarify the gaps.
We gather detailed data and deploy advanced analytics to assess the problem and set targets that will transform the organization.
Focus on inclusion.
We help frontline leaders build and sustain diverse, inclusive organizational cultures.
Implement the right interventions.
We draw on our extensive research to identify the most effective gender equality solutions, tailor them to the unique needs of each organization and workforce, and embed them in the business.
Track clear metrics.
We arm our clients with the measurement tools they need to monitor and advance their progress toward greater gender diversity in the workplace.
We are committed to driving measurable change for various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, including Black and Indigenous people, people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, military service members and veterans, and people with disabilities. We help companies reimagine their business strategy in a way that eliminates systemic bias, sparks broader social change, and creates competitive advantage.
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