About the study
Women in the Workplace is the largest study on the state of women in corporate America. In 2015, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company launched the study to give companies insights and tools to advance gender diversity in the workplace. Between 2015 and 2021, over 750 companies participated in the study, and more than a quarter of a million people were surveyed on their workplace experiences. This year, we collected information from 423 participating organizations employing 12 million people, surveyed more than 65,000 employees, and conducted interviews with women of diverse identities, including women of color, LGBTQ+ women, and women with disabilities. Our 2021 findings focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion on the experiences of women and the state of work more broadly.
LeanIn.Org report authors and contributors:
Ali Bohrer, Jenna Bott, Gina Cardazone, Marianne Cooper, Destin Fernandes, Sophia Hunt, Ryan Hutson, Sonia Mahajan, Jordan Miller-Surratt, Mary Noble-Tolla, Rachel Thomas, Emma Tsurkov, Kate Urban, Katie Wullert, Jemma York
McKinsey & Company report authors and contributors:
Sofia Alvarado, Tiffany Burns, David Corfield, Nawel Gabouge, Worth Gentry, Alison Gerard, Beatriz Go, Sanchika Gupta, Anne Marie Hawley, Jess Huang, Alexis Krivkovich, Melinda Lee, Yuan Qu, Ishanaa Rambachan, Tijana Trkulja, Lareina Yee, Stephanie Yeh, Zhengren Zhu