Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity wins: How inclusion matters
in additional GDP
if gender gap is narrowed by 2025
in potential revenue
if financial inclusion efforts broaden services for black Americans
may need to change jobs through 2030 due to automation
Sustaining and strengthening inclusion in our new remote environment
July 22, 2020 – Thoughtful action now can help teams build new habits, strengthen connections, and encourage the growth of inclusive cultures...
LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences
June 25, 2020 – New research reveals the challenges that LGBTQ+ employees face, and six ways to help them bring their authentic selves to work.
Five Fifty: The color of wealth
June 15, 2020 – The wealth gap between black and white Americans is a primary force in racial inequality and social injustice. Here’s how to address...
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR DIVERSITY
Diversity still matters
Interactive: Diversity wins
May 20, 2020 – While companies have been slow to make significant progress, a close look at “diversity winners” shows that a systematic business-led approach and bold, concerted action on inclusion are needed to make progress.
Delivering through diversity
January 18, 2018 – Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
Why diversity matters
January 1, 2015 – New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.
HOW COMPANIES ARE PROGRESSING: WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE
Women in the Workplace 2019
One is the loneliest number
– Put an end to the costly workplace isolation experienced by many women by clustering them on teams and improving the promotion process.
A CULTURE OF INCLUSION
The economic impact of closing the racial wealth gap
COVID-19 and student learning in the United States: The hurt could last a lifetime
June 1, 2020 – New evidence shows that the shutdowns caused by COVID-19 could exacerbate existing achievement gaps.
COVID-19’s effect on minority-owned small businesses in the United States
May 27, 2020 – Already vulnerable, minority-owned small businesses brace for disproportionate impact. Here’s how to help.
COVID-19: Investing in black lives and livelihoods
April 14, 2020 – The unfolding public-health and possible economic disaster of the pandemic will disproportionately affect black Americans—unless...
The case for accelerating financial inclusion in black communities
February 25, 2020 – A lack of financial inclusion for black Americans exists at every level of the financial system. Understanding the sources of...
The future of work in black America
October 4, 2019 – Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap. This article reveals possible interventions that...
Automation and the future of the African American workforce
November 14, 2018 – Without concerted effort, automation could heighten disparities that already harm minority workers.
A CULTURE OF INCLUSION
How the LGBTQ+ community fares in the workplace
How we are delivering through diversity
A CULTURE OF INCLUSION
Understanding organizational barriers to a more inclusive workplace
Confronting the early-career gender gap
January 9, 2020 – To achieve workforce parity, businesses should apply the same practices they are using against the glass ceiling.
When women lead, workplaces should listen
December 11, 2019 – The most valuable lessons of women’s leadership programs are those that show organizations where to improve.
Taking the lead for inclusion
November 29, 2019 – For pioneering organizations, inclusiveness is fundamental to enhancing gender parity and overall diversity, and results in financial...
How dual-career couples find fulfillment at work
September 12, 2019 – When both you and your partner have demanding jobs, it’s challenging to strike the right work–life balance. Can companies...
A happy warrior: Mellody Hobson on mentorship, diversity, and feedback
June 18, 2020 – The co-CEO of Ariel Investments shares honest thoughts about pushing for diversity in corporate America and reflects on her path...
What you need to know about women at work
October 24, 2019 – Around the world, women are paid at lower rates and wages than men and are less likely to be promoted. They also tend to work...
The diversity opportunity for new CEOs
August 19, 2019 – New IRST research has uncovered a fascinating correlation between gender diversity and corporate performance.
COVID-19 and gender equality: Countering the regressive effects
– What is good for gender equality is good for the economy and society as well. The COVID-19 pandemic puts that truth into stark relief and raises critically important choices.
Realizing gender equality’s $12 trillion economic opportunity
May 16, 2016 – Investing in access to essential services and reducing the gap in labor-force participation rates could significantly expand the...
The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific
April 23, 2018 – Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP in 2025,...
The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada
June 21, 2017 – Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s...
Shattering the glass screen
February 13, 2020 – Research suggests women remain locked out of top roles in media and entertainment. A more diverse cast is required.
How women can help fill the oil and gas industry’s talent gap
October 16, 2019 – New research identifies why women fail to advance—and suggests what the industry can do about it.
June 7, 2019 – To see how the healthcare sector stacks up on gender equality, we look at employee experiences, policies, and the effectiveness...
Closing the gap: Leadership perspectives on promoting women in financial services
September 6, 2018 – Men still make up most of the management ranks at banks and insurers. New survey data and interviews with female executives point...
Accelerating gender parity: What can governments do?
January 28, 2019 – Given slow progress toward gender equality in the workplace, governments, along with private-sector organizations, must focus...
Women Matter: Ten years of insights on gender diversity
– A decade into our research, we highlight key findings—and invite 16 global leaders to look at how to increase gender diversity in corporations and imagine the inclusive company of the future.
Closing the tech gender gap through philanthropy and corporate social responsibility
The US tech sector isn’t doing enough to build pathways into tech for women—particularly women of color. What is behind...
Dual careers in Germany: building success, together
Dual careers are not yet a matter of course in Germany. Women in particular often end up with the short end of the stick –...