The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。

Women. Fast forward

How long until gender parity? Put gender on your agenda.


Accelerating achievement of gender parity – within EY and in business at large – is an economic imperative. The world can’t afford to wait as long as some estimates predict – another 217 years – for women to achieve gender parity in the workplace.

To accelerate achievement of gender parity we need purposeful action by both men and women to recruit, retain and advance women in equal proportion to their numbers and commensurate with the limitless potential they offer the workplace. Together, we can redefine opportunities for future generations of women, forging a lasting legacy of growth, increased prosperity and stronger communities throughout the world.

Put gender on your agenda.

Want to increase your margin?
An organization with 30 percent female leaders could add up to 6 percentage points to its net margin.1


Women in the workplace

Women make up more than half the population of the world yet have long been overlooked as a vital talent resource that contributes to economic growth and prosperity. To accelerate closing the gender gap, we’ll need to equalize representation in the workplace, both in established economies and emerging markets.

Companies with more women at the top outperform others.
So why are there so few women leaders?2


Women entrepreneurs contribute to job growth and innovation.
So why are they struggling to get funded?3


Want creative solutions to tough national problems?
Engage more women in public sector leadership.4


Women athletes

Did you know that research shows a direct correlation between girls’ participation in sports and their success in higher education and employment? We’re using our experience to harness the often untapped leadership potential of elite women athletes, because we believe that many of tomorrow’s business leaders are today’s young athletes.

Can you afford a woman-free board?
Companies with even one women director outperform those with none.5


Women at EY

We have worked hard for many years to create an inclusive work environment where our women can advance through their careers. A strong “tone at the top,” enabling women and men to succeed personally and professionally, and a commitment to inclusive leadership have been central to our efforts.

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1. Sources: “New research from The Peterson Institute for International Economics and EY reveals significant correlation between women in corporate leadership and profitability.” EY website,,accessed on 8 February 2016.
2. Sources: Women Matter: A corporate Performance Driver, McKinsey & Company, 2007; Global Gender Gap Report 2014, World Economic Forum.
3. Sources: Scaling up: why women-owned businesses can recharge the global economy, EYGM Ltd, 2009; Global Gender Gap Report 2014, World Economic Forum.
4. Sources: “When Women Rule, Nations Prosper,” Columbia Business School website,, accessed on 6 January 2015; Global Gender Gap Report 2014, World Economic Forum.
5. Sources: The Credit Suisse Gender 3000: Women in Senior Management, Credit Suisse Research Institute, August 2012; Global Gender Gap Report 2014, World Economic Forum.