Women Matter MX is a comprehensive study that examines the state of corporate gender diversity in Mexico. This report is part of the Women Matter series that has been published by McKinsey & Company since 2017. For more than ten years, McKinsey has been researching to build the case for greater parity in the economy and in corporations’ top management, and to understand the levers to make change happen. Through these reports, we have developed a global and regional understanding of the situation, built a clear economic case for change (at both the macro and micro levels), and identified common barriers and change drivers across the world, as well as specific issues or gaps to fix in some regions.
Drawing on data from 50 companies employing more than 1 million people, which together generate in sales the equivalent of more than 40% of Mexico’s GDP, we analyzed the realities faced by professional women. More than 8,600 employees also responded to an employee experience survey, which was designed to understand employees’ perceptions about their professional opportunities, their gender experience, and their lifestyle.
With this report, we hope to provide an objective fact base for companies and stakeholders that allows them to understand the benefits that can be captured through a higher representation of women in leadership positions, as well as the set of levers that can drive diversity and continue to promote transparency and progress in this issue.