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We have long sought to advance and promote diversity in our own firm, in our clients, and in society more broadly, as well as to foster an inclusive culture, where every colleague—regardless of background—feels a deep sense of respect and belonging. In 2014, we launched All In, a global program to increase the number of women at all levels of our firm. Through our policies, systems, and culture, we strive to create an exceptional global environment for all colleagues. Our affinity networks foster community, mentorship, professional development, and advancement for women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, colleagues from minority ethnic groups, parents of special-needs children, veterans, and colleagues with disabilities.
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For more than 10 years, we have been studying the relationship between gender diversity and organizational performance and developing insights about practices and tools to advance parity. At McKinsey, we have accelerated our efforts to recruit, retain, and develop women.
McKinsey LGBTQ+ Community
When Ali joined McKinsey there were only six openly LGBTQ+ colleagues in Asia Pacific. He helped to establish the Asia chapter of global GLAM (our LGBTQ+ and allies network), which he leads and has helped grow to 25 offices in 16 countries across Asia. He has driven a comprehensive improvement in policies and benefits in all Asian offices, including gender reassignment, adoption and surrogacy. This year, Ali will convene the first GLAM Asia summit to discuss inclusion and march in Taipei Pride. Additionally, Ali has launched McKinsey’s LGBTQ+ Masterclasses in Asia, and has personally taught 60+ leaders in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. Read more about our LGBTQ+ community
We encourage a culture of flexibility and offer specific programs that support career success. Take Time gives consultants the option to take an extra 5 to 10 weeks off between projects. Pace enables consultants to stay in their current role longer, thus reducing the pressure to fulfill requirements for their next role. And our commitment to parents includes extensive leave benefits for mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents; coaching and support provided by a dedicated mothers’ network manager; and a “phase back” option that helps consultants transition back to work after maternity leave.
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