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Gender equality

Full gender equality in the United States could add up to $4.3 trillion to the annual gross domestic product by 2025 – and companies can drive change, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute.
“Why do some companies seem to understand the importance of gender equality, while other companies — like mine — are light years behind?” 
Women face strong career headwinds, but they can accelerate progress toward gender equality by having difficult conversations and boldly supporting each other’s ambitions, four female executives told attendees at the NEW Executive Leaders Forum.
“Women aren’t always in a position to step up for women’s advancement — and when they do, they get pushed down. We need male champions,” diversity expert Kevin Carter told online attendees during the sixth NEW Summit Speaker series webinar.
A growing underrepresentation of women in manager positions, which coincides with the years in which women typically have children, is directly tied to the gender wage gap in the United States, according to a new report by Visier.
Increasing gender balance in leadership roles has the potential to improve retailers’ customer experience, according to the latest Commonwealth Bank Retail Insights Report.
Americans have strong convictions about the importance of having women in leadership roles, but businesses are falling short in advancing women, according to a new study by the Rockefeller Foundation.
More than 300 senior-level leaders are expected to attend the 10th anniversary NEW Executive Leaders Forum, July 26-28 at Terranea Resort near Los Angeles.
Three-fourths of global executives surveyed believe c-suite gender parity will be achieved by 2030 — but fewer than half (44 percent) of c-level executives say their companies have specific goals for achieving it, according to a recent study by Weber Shandwick and KRC Research.
The Network of Executive Women has launched the NEW Future Fund, a campaign aimed at achieving 50/50 gender parity in the retail and consumer goods and services industry.