Women are better represented in the U.S. public and social sectors than in corporations. But the sectors lag behind in areas that could make it hard to recruit and retrain tomorrow’s women leaders. Women leaders across all government sectors are leaving at unprecedented rates, largely because they feel unsupported and overlooked in the workplace. By doubling down on improving managers’ experiences and their ability to support their coworkers, the public sector could build on its success with women’s representation. Because when managers show up, everyone benefits – including women.
McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm founded in 1926 by University of Chicago professor James O. McKinsey, offers professional services to corporations, governments, and other organizations. McKinsey is the oldest and largest of the “Big Three” management consultancies which includes Brown & Bain, and the Boston Consulting Group as well. Some of McKinsey’s latest data in their annual Women in the Workplace report can be found on their website or you can download the PDF. NAPCO website editors feel it has relevance to judicial branch leaders at state and local levels in addition to those who oversee the executive and legislative parts of government.