Dominic Barton,Global Managing Director, McKInsey & Company
You want to get to the next level in your career or business.You’re one of the good guys. You see opportunities. You like to win and are not afraid of competition. You want to work well with women and support equality. You wonder why, with all the investments made in educating girls and developing women, we still have all these “women’s” issues.
1 Why Care About Gender Balance at Work? 34
Diversity = dollars. The business case for “why men and women”’ and the facts, presented in a way you haven’t thought of before. Your objections and skepticism addressed. Why the only way to win is to win together.
2 The WE 4.0 Framework 54
Four actions that maximize your own success and business results when men and women work equally together. How you can individually effect change where you are now regardless of what’s happening around you.
3 Eliminate 66
What to stop. Horror stories, hero stories, and techniques the savviest leaders use. Specifi c ways to interrupt unconscious bias and improve your work environment so that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.
4 Expand 92
What to increase. How you can recruit, retain, give direct feedback, and network with women. Be a sponsor, not just a mentor. Develop female talent and improve your own results.
5 Encourage 128
How to support. Discover what most men and managers miss in meetings and what to do about it. Take simple steps to make women and their contributions more visible. Unlock opportunities for yourself, women, and your company through your support and encouragement.
6 Engage 152
How to participate. Leave “loudly,” get in on “work-keeping,” and learn the secrets of leaders who transform work environments and champion equality. Be the example. This isn’t your father’s workplace.
WE 4.0 cases in action. Be the transformational leader your son, daughter, wife, sister, colleague, and business need you to be. It’s about the opportunities you want for yourself, and those you care about.
WE 4.0 at a Glance 174
Easily refer to the WE 4.0 Actions when you need them: before a meeting, when you have a job opening, when you have a performance review, all the time, and anytime.
WE 4.0 Checklist 178
Use this checklist regularly to determine if you are consistently taking WE 4.0 actions.
About the Author 214