Advancing Gender Equality in the Workplace: What Works

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Advancing Gender Equality in the Workplace: What Works

Speakers: Gayatri Shenai, McKinsey, Partner, New York, NY; Andrea Yandreski, CPA, McKinsey & Company, Partner, Toronto, ON

  • Format

    Video

  • Level

    Basic

  • Duration

    50m

Watch this video to discover initiatives that organisations have used to make headway on gender parity and create a space where talented women can thrive. Learn strategies that you can bring to your organisations to build the case for gender diversity.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the latest research and best practices for diversity & inclusion programs to bring back to your organizations
  • Recognise a unique inside perspective on the progress of these programs and where they have stalled

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Overview

A multitude of studies have demonstrated that achieving gender balance is not only beneficial to every organization’s culture but also has a direct impact on the organisation’s customers and economic prosperity. While the macroeconomic case for gender diversity is strong, it has not been persuasive on its own in creating a significant improvement in diversity numbers in organizations. Many companies implement a broad variety of measures to increase gender diversity at each level of their organisation, but too often these programs do not lead to lasting results: women are still underrepresented at senior management levels and companies struggle to make change stick. We can all do more. Join us to discover the successful initiatives that some organisations have used to make headway on gender parity and create a space where talented women can thrive and have successful careers.

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Programme level:Basic
Duration:50m
Format:Video
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Speakers

  • Gayatri Shenai, McKinsey, Partner, New York, NY

    Gayatri is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York Office and a leader in our Pharmaceutical and Medical Products practice. Gayatri focuses on bringing digital and technology strategy and solutions to help companies fundamentally transform their operational performance and improve their competitive position. She has deep expertise helping healthcare and financial-services companies harness the power of technology to improve their business operations and competitive position. She serves a wide variety of organizations in developing, launching, and executing transformative change at the intersection of strategy, digital, and operations. Gayatri is also a passionate champion of women apprenticeship, mentorship and sponsorship initiatives and is a co-founder of the “Women In Technology & Operations” conference, which each year brings together about a hundred of the most influential female chief technology and operations executives in North America to network and invest in professional and personal development. Gayatri is also closely involved in McKinsey’s decade long research on women’s advancement and shares findings around all over North America. For example, she has moderated panels on this topic with the Clinton Foundation, United Nations and Empowerment 2020 in San Francisco, among others. She has consistently been voted one of the most outstanding mentors in the office. Prior to joining McKinsey, Gayatri worked for 6 years as an IT consultant in Tata Consultancy Services, Asia’s largest IT consulting company. Gayatri has an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she was a Forte Fellow.

  • Andrea Yandreski, CPA, McKinsey & Company, Partner, Toronto, ON

    Andrea Yandreski is a Partner with McKinsey’s RTS group in Toronto, Canada. Her practice focuses on achieving rapid, dramatic performance improvement through comprehensive transformation programs with companies seeking to go from good to great. She has considerable experience working alongside C-suite executives in interim leadership roles to achieve financial and operational excellence. Ms. Yandreski is active in women’s leadership development at McKinsey, with her clients and in the turnaround profession. She is a leader of McKinsey’s Women’s Initiative in North America and collaborated on a recent publication, The Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in Canada. This report sizes the economic potential of greater gender equality, maps existing gender gaps at the national, provincial, territorial, and city levels, and analyzes results from a new workplace survey of Canadian companies. It is one of the most comprehensive reports of its kind published to date. She is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant), Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, and Licensed Insolvency Trustee. She serves on the Board of Directors for several professional and not-for-profit organizations and is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events.

    Gayatri is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York Office and a leader in our Pharmaceutical and Medical Products practice. Gayatri focuses on bringing digital and technology strategy and solutions to help companies fundamentally transform their operational performance and improve their competitive position. She has deep expertise helping healthcare and financial-services companies harness the power of technology to improve their business operations and competitive position. She serves a wide variety of organizations in developing, launching, and executing transformative change at the intersection of strategy, digital, and operations. Gayatri is also a passionate champion of women apprenticeship, mentorship and sponsorship initiatives and is a co-founder of the “Women In Technology & Operations” conference, which each year brings together about a hundred of the most influential female chief technology and operations executives in North America to network and invest in professional and personal development. Gayatri is also closely involved in McKinsey’s decade long research on women’s advancement and shares findings around all over North America. For example, she has moderated panels on this topic with the Clinton Foundation, United Nations and Empowerment 2020 in San Francisco, among others. She has consistently been voted one of the most outstanding mentors in the office. Prior to joining McKinsey, Gayatri worked for 6 years as an IT consultant in Tata Consultancy Services, Asia’s largest IT consulting company. Gayatri has an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she was a Forte Fellow.