We are delighted to welcome Dame Vivian Hunt to Scotland on the 2nd of October. She will be presenting ‘Challenges for Tomorrow’s Leaders in the Century of Asia – A Global Perspective’ at the Strathclyde Business School.
Vivian is the Managing Partner for McKinsey & Company’s United Kingdom and Ireland offices and is a Senior Partner of the firm.
Vivian previously led the firm’s Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practice in EMEA and continues to advise leading companies on a broad range of strategy topics, with a particular focus on performance transformation and organizational development. She also provides strategic advice to leading British firms in the private, public, and third sectors. She serves on the firm’s global Board of Directors its Values Committee and several Personnel Committees.
In addition to her client responsibilities, Vivian is a leader within the firm on leadership and diversity. She frequently speaks on McKinsey & Company’s flagship research on the topic and has co-authored publications such as Women Matter, Diversity Matters, Delivering through Diversity, and The power of Parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth. She was previously named as one of the top ten “most influential black people in Britain” by the Powerlist Foundation, and The Financial Times identified her as one of the “European Women to Watch” and more recently as one of the 30 most influential people in the City of London.
Key findings of McKinsey’s ‘Women Matter: Ten years of insights on gender diversity‘ showed that globally, women generate 37 percent of global GDP despite accounting for 50 percent of the global working-age population. The global average contribution to GDP masks large variations among regions. The share of regional GDP output generated by women is only 17 percent in India, 18 percent in the Middle East and North Africa, 24 percent in South Asia (excluding India), and 38 percent in Western Europe. In North America and Oceania, China, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the share is 40 to 41 percent.