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Promoting a Culture of Equity in the #MeToo Era: Moving Beyond Responding to Gender-Related Workplace Issues to Tackling Root Causes
McElhaney, Kellie A., Genevieve Smith, and Margi Goelz
Publication date: 3/1/2019, pages 1-21

The #MeToo movement brought global awareness to the magnitude of gender-related inequalities in the workplace, including unequal pay and the lack of women in the C-suite and boardroom. As awareness has grown, some companies are proactively tackling the root of inequality, trying to prevent sex-based harassment from occurring in the first place, and promoting a culture of equity. Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm, has a history of success in developing equity fluent leaders. The firm is a private sector leader in implementing progressive gender-equitable policies and procedures, building a company culture that recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce and shifting employees’ individual attitudes. BCG demonstrates best practices in achieving gender equity in recruitment and hiring, pay, and flexible work options. The case outlines how the company engaged all genders to create a culture that translates policy to action at every level in the workplace.

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