U.S. Gender and Race Representation in Corporate Positions

Proof Point

More men reported by McKinsey are hired as senior management compared to women, with people of color underrepresented across all position levels in U.S. in 2018

U.S. Gender and Race Representation in Corporate Positions

2018 (percentage)

Note: Data from McKinsey & Company’s Women in Workplace survey of 64,000 employees from 79 large companies in United States; people of color refers to Black, Latina and Asian races

Proof Point Findings

  • Men vs Women – U.S. gender gap found by McKinsey to be wider in senior positions as only one-fifth of senior and C-suite employees are women compared to 48% in entry-level positions in 2018
  • Minority Race – People of color reported as underrepresented across all corporate positions, with lowest share in senior positions
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include proliferation of race and gender-sensitive work cultures, increasing population of women in workplace, growing company consciousness to build diverse teams, and other labor and economic policies being implemented by U.S. government


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Date Last Updated

February 22, 2019

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