Diversity in Asia: Let's not talk about sex

McKinsey’s new report on women working in Asia shows that while there is clearly a need to increase female participation in the workforce and upper management, most companies aren’t making it a strategic priority.

Diversity in Asia: Let's <i>not</i> talk about sex
The cover of our May issue, which looked at the role of women in Asia's banking industry

Women in Asia still face barriers in the workforce, particularly in upper management, according to a new report by McKinsey Company this week echoing our own findings in the May 2012 cover story of FinanceAsia magazine.

Since 2007, McKinsey has been making the business case for raising the number of women in senior management positions, but up until now McKinsey’s Women Matter research has largely focused on Western countries, in...

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