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Noteworthy Research Studies and Reports

Current, noteworthy studies inform and inspire organizations and individuals to take action and create an inclusive workplace where women can reach their full potential.

The CWB also develops curated research reports on key gender diversity topics:


Gender Diversity: A Business Imperative

Winning the fight for female talent: How to gain the diversity edge through inclusive recruitment
PwC, 2017

State of the American Workplace
Gallup, 2017

Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey
Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2016

The Power of Parity: advancing women's equality in the United States
McKinsey & Company, 2016

The Power of Parity: how advancing women's equality can add $12 trillion to global growth 
McKinsey & Company, 2015

Why Diversity Matters
McKinsey & Company, 2015

A CEO's Guide to Gender Equality
McKinsey & Company, 2015

Unlocking the Full Potential of Women in the U.S. Economy
McKinsey Quarterly, 2011


Leadership and the Status of Women in the Workplace

The Data on Women Leaders 
Pew Research Center, 2017 

Women in S&P 500 Companies
Catalyst, 2017

Dispelling the Myths of the Gender “Ambition Gap”
BCG, 2017

Women in the Workplace
McKinsey & Company, 2016

Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership
AAUW, 2016

Charting the Course: Getting Women to the Top
Bain & Co and LinkedIn, 2016

Women Matter 2016: Reinventing the workplace to unlock the potential of gender diversity
McKinsey & Company, 2016

Breadwinning Mothers Are Increasingly the U.S. Norm 
Center for American Progress, 2016

KPMG Women's Leadership Study
KPMG, 2015

Women in the Workplace
McKinsey & Company, 2015

Unlocking the Full Potential of Women at Work
McKinsey & Company, 2012


Women on Boards

Missing Pieces Report: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards
Deloitte, 2017

2020 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index Report 
2020 Women on Boards, 2016

Women in the boardroom: A global perspective
Deloitte, 2017

European Board Diversity Analysis
Egon Zehnder, 2016


Early Leadership Development

Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interests
Journal of Science Magazine, 2017


Men as Allies

The Status of Men as Allies for Multicultural Women
Working Mother, 2017  


Workplace Flex

Survey on Workplace Flexibility
WorldatWork, 2015

The 2015 Workplace Flexibility Study
Workplacetrends.com, 2015 


The Gender Wage Gap

The Pipeline Problem: How College Majors Contribute to the Gender Pay Gap
Glassdoor, 2017 

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap
American Association of University Women, 2015

The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2014 and by Race and Ethnicity
Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2015

The Status of Women in the States: 2015 (full report)
Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2015

How Equal Pay for Working Women would Reduce Poverty and Grow the American Economy
Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2014


Millennial Research

Millennials in the Workplace
Center for Women and Business, 2013