Bain and Company Reports

Bain and Company Reports

Charting the Course: Getting Women to the Top

Bain and Company, 2017
How frontline managers can reinforce the necessary mindsets to help women become senior leaders. Read more

The power of flexibility: A key enabler to boost gender parity and employee engagement

Bain and Company, 2015
How Australian organisations can create positive flexible workplace conditions for both women and men. Read more

Creating a positive cycle: Critical steps to achieving gender parity in Australia

Bain and Company, 2013
It is time to appoint women to top roles to make a difference in Australian organisations.
Ironically, Australia’s pipeline of professional women has never been stronger. Since 1985, women have been graduating from university at higher rates than men; they have comprised approximately 60% of all graduates since 2000.1 These rates hold true for key disciplines, such as business and law, where females comprised 50% and 60%, respectively in 2011.2 These facts alone should place women among the most qualifi ed candidates for entry-level positions and also create a suffi ciently large pool of female candidates for progression through to the highest roles. An extremely positive and important reality is that these women are ambitious. Research by Bain & Company and Chief Executive Women (CEW) over the last three years has consistently found that women aspire to become senior business leaders at almost the same rate as men. Read more

Level the playing field: A call for action on gender parity in australia

Bain & Company, 2010
Australian executives still don’t believe there is an equal opportunity for women to be selected for leadership positions. Companies can take three measures to close the gap—and create a stronger talent pipeline. Read more

The great disappearing act: gender parity up the corporate ladder

Bain & Company, 2010
A Bain & Company survey shows that current gender-parity initiatives are just not working. Organizations need bold, new approaches to bring women back on the leadership track— and double the talent pool. Read more