• Report year:2015
  • Report author: Jonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar, Kweilin Ellingrud, Eric Labaye, Sandrine Devillard, Eric Kutcher, James Manyika, Richard Dobbs, Mekala Krishnan
  • Organisation: McKinsey
In this report, MGI undertakes what we believe may be
the most comprehensive attempt to date to estimate the
size of the economic potential from achieving gender
parity and to map gender inequality. Using 15 indicators
of gender equality in 95 countries, we have identified ten
“impact zones”—concentrations of gender inequality that
account for more than three-quarters of the women in the
world affected by the gender gap—that we hope will help
prioritize action. In addition, MGI has developed a Gender
Parity Score, or GPS, that gives a view of what will help to
close the gender gap. Our hope is that this analysis can
point the way toward effective interventions and lead to
new regional and global coalitions of policy makers and
private-sector leaders. This report builds on McKinsey
& Company’s long-held interest in women’s issues in
economics and business, notably our Women Matter
research and participation in the UN Women Private
Sector Leadership Advisory Council.