Diversity

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.
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The cover of our May issue, which looked at the role of women in Asia's banking industry
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<div style="text-align: left;"> The cover of our May issue, which looked at the role of women in Asia's banking industry </div>

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 an effort to find out not only how women contribute to corporate performance, but also what companies are doing to change the status quo and which actions are most effective.

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