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Sarah Green Carmichael

Where Women See Bias, Men See a ‘Pipeline Problem’

McKinsey’s enormous new dataset shows diverging opinions on what stalls young women’s careers.

Outside the pipeline.

Outside the pipeline.

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Gender parity at work is still decades away, if it ever comes at all. Why? Part of the problem is that men and women look at the same world and see different things.

Almost half of men (44%) say women would be “well represented” at their company if just one in 10 senior leaders were female. Only 22% of women agree with that. These findings come from McKinsey and, via their annual report on women in the workplace, based on a survey of 65,800 people at 329 companies.